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Czytelnia – The Husband Store

Tekst został nagrany przez Karę Shallenberg -
Kara, thank you very much!

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A store that sells new husbands has just opened in New York City, where a woman may go to choose a husband. Among the instructions at the entrance is a description of how the store operates:

operate – działać

You may visit this store ONLY ONCE! There are six floors and the value of the products increase as the shopper ascends the flights. The shopper may choose any item from a particular floor, or may choose to go up to the next floor, but you cannot go back down except to exit the building!

value – wartość

increase – rosnąć

ascend the flights – wchodzić na piętra

item – rzecz, produkt

go back down – wrócić na dół

So, a woman goes to the Husband Store to find a husband. On the first floor the sign on the door reads:

the sign on the door reads – na znaku na drzwiach jest napisane

Floor 1 - These men Have Jobs.


She is intrigued, but continues to the second floor, where the sign reads:


Floor 2 - These men Have Jobs and Love Kids.


'That's nice', she thinks, 'but I want more.'


So she continues upward. The third floor sign reads:

upward – do góry

Floor 3 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, and are Extremely Good Looking.

extremely good looking – niesamowicie przystojny

'Wow', she thinks, but feels compelled to keep going.

feel compelled to keep going – czuć się zmuszonym, aby iść dalej

She goes to the fourth floor and the sign reads:


Floor 4 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, are Drop-dead Good Looking and Help With Housework.

drop-dead good looking – zabójczo przystojny

housework – prace domowe

'Oh, mercy me!' she exclaims, 'I can hardly stand it!'

Oh, mercy me! – O jejku!

Still, she goes to the fifth floor and the sign reads:

still – wciąż

Floor 5 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, are Drop-dead Gorgeous, Help with Housework, and Have a Strong Romantic Streak.

romantic streak – cechuje go romantyzm

She is so tempted to stay, but she goes to the sixth floor, where the sign reads:

tempted – kuszona

Floor 6 - You are visitor 31,456,012 to this floor. There are no men on this floor. This floor exists solely as proof that women are impossible to please. Thank you for shopping at the Husband Store.

solely – wyłącznie

proof – dowód

please – zadowolić



To avoid gender bias charges, the store's owner opened a New Wives store just across the street.

avoid – unikać

gender bias charges – zarzuty uprzedzenia na tle płci

The first floor has wives that love sex.


The second floor has wives that love sex and have money.


The third, fourth, fifth and sixth floors have never been visited.


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