early shopper 采购过早
it was christmas and the judge was in a
benevolent mood as he questioned the prisoner. "what are you charged with?" he
"doing my christmas shopping early," replied
"that's no offense," replied the judge, "how
early were you doing this shopping?"
"before the store opened," countered the
caroline: what should i get uncle
drake: you could get him a tie.
caroline: are you kidding? that's the
stupidest gift one can buy. i don't want to get a tie.
drake: why not?
caroline: everybody gets men ties for
christmas. it's too boring. everybody buys either ties or sweaters. i want a
more unique gift.
drake: well, you can buy him a pet iguana
caroline: that's a cool idea. at least it
would be a surprise. but i'm afraid he wouldn't take care of it.
drake: he would think you were crazy,
caroline: yes. an iguana is too strange for a
gift, and a tie is too normal. so i have to find something halfway
drake: how much do you want to
caroline: well, he was very good to me. he
helped me edit my essay for the scholarship contest. so i want to spend at least
drake: alright, i have an idea. you know he
carries that conservative-looking briefcase every day.
caroline: yes. drake: well, he isn't a
lawyer, so i don't think he needs to have a briefcase like that.
caroline: what should he have
drake: i think he would appreciate having a
very fine leather bag. but more like a bookbag or shoulder bag. you know, not so
hard and square like a briefcase.
caroline: i think that's a great idea. men
look great with that kind of bag. where can we buy one?
drake: i don't think this mall has a leather
goods store. so we have to go to state street.
caroline: alright. we can go later then.
drake: we can buy something for mom and dad here, and then go buy uncle teddy's
gift on state street.
caroline: good plan. what should we get for
drake: she said she wants one of those
automatic foot massagers. i think they sell them at sears.
caroline: alright. we can go check at sears
and see if they have them. and what about dad?
drake: how about the iguana?
caroline: i think it would be a great joke.
but i know we'd have to take the iguana back. and the pet store might not let
us. so why don't we get him something else? some clothes maybe.
drake: a tie? caroline: oh, shut up about
ties! forget about ties, why not?
drake: i was just kidding.
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