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From the episode 'Did you check with the captain of the Flying Monkeys?'
CHARLIE: Hey, Jake, what's this?A phone message?
JAKE: Yes, some lady called for you.
CHARLIE: Who? I can't read your writing.
JAKE: [reading the paper] "You're a big selfish jerk."
CHARLIE: Okay, I know who this is. Amy.Probably Amy.
JAKE: Yep, Amy. She wants you to call her back.
CHARLIE: Yeah, that'll happen...
JAKE: Why not?
CHARLIE: Because I never said I'd call her back. Remember this, Jake: never make promisesto women that you don't intend to keep. And you know how you do that?
JAKE: Always keep my promises?
CHARLIE: That might work. A better way is never make promises.
JAKE: What happens if Amy callsagain?
CHARLIE: Okay, I'm glad you asked that. When the phone rings at Uncle Charlie's house, we don't just willy-nilly pick up the receiver and answer it. No. What we do is we check thecaller ID andonly pick up if we want to talk to that person.
JAKE: Like Mom?
CHARLIE: That depends. Your mom, yes. My mom, no.
JAKE: How come you don't want to talk to your mom?
CHARLIE: I'll tell you all aboutthat when you're old enough to drink.
JAKE: What if I want to talk to your mom?
CHARLIE: Okay, that kind of attitude is gonna break down the whole system.
selfish | egoísta. Egoísmo sedice selfishness. |
jerk | imbécil |
yep, yeah | Forma coloquial de yes (sí) |
to call somebody back | devolver la llamada a alguien |
to make a promise to somebody | hacer una promesa, prometer aalguien |
to keep a promise | mantener una promesa |
willy-nilly | quiera o no quiera |
to pick up | levantar |
receiver | auricular, tubo del teléfono |
caller ID | identificación de llamada...