Lesson 9: bad attitude

LESSON 9: BAD ATTITUDE
The last time I was on an airplane, the service was exceptionally brutal. The food was
Disgusting and the flight attendant had the worst attitude of all time. She didn’t smile at
All and paid no attention to my requests. I asked her politely to get me a beer and she told
Me I’d already had two and that was enough. I said, I thought that we get unlimited
Drinks on this flight. She said, “that’s true sir”, in a very irritating voice, “but we have
The right to cut people off who have had too much to drink”. I said, “I haven’t had too
Much to drink. I had two beers. That’s it.” She said. “Well I think that is more than
Enough”. I said, “Who are you to judge? Two beers is nothing. You are simply abusing
Your power”. Then she had the audacity to say that I had a bad attitude. I gave up. I
Said, fine, give me a scotch on

the rocks.
Key vocabulary and phrases that are discussed in the podcast:
Exceptionally –
Exceptionally implies an exception. Either better or worse than normal. You could say
Someone is exceptionally beautiful. This means they are more beautiful than even other
Beautiful people.
Brutal –
Brutal means really bad or horrible. It also can mean violent in some situations like
Fights. The fight was really brutal.
Disgusting –
Awful, terrible. It almost makes you sick. It’s very rude to tell someone to their face
That their food is disgusting. It is a very strong word to use but it’s used for emphasis. So
If you don’t like someone’s cooking, generally we lie and say we do. Never say it’s
Disgusting.
Worst attitude of all time –
Of all time, means the most in all of history. We sometimes say it in a story to show how
Strongly we feel about it. It’s usually an exaggeration. You could say, something was
The funniest thing of all time.
Very irritating voice –
Annoying voice. The kind voice that you just hate hearing. Mother’s can often have
Irritating voices when they are telling their children what to do.
Cut someone off –
Stop them from drinking
Another example is when a car or a bike drives right in front of you making you slow
Down.
Who are you to judge?
This question is a rhetorical question, which means you don’t expect the other person to
Answer it. You are implying that they are in no position to judge and should not be
Making that decision.
Scotch on the rocks –
Scotch, kind of hard liquor. 40% alcohol.
On the rocks, means with just ice.



Lesson 9: bad attitude