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Czytelnia – And then the fight started

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My wife and I were sitting at a table at my high school reunion, and I kept staring at a drunken lady swigging her drink as she sat at a nearby table.

My wife asked, 'Do you know her?'

'Yes,' I sighed, 'She's my old girlfriend. I understand she took to drink right after we split up those many years ago, and I hear she hasn't been sober since.'

'My God!' says my wife, 'Who would think a person could go on celebrating that long?'

And then the fight started...

school reunion – zjazd absolwentów

stare – gapić się

swig – pić, żłopać

sigh – westchnąć

take to drink – rozpić się

split up – zerwać ze sobą, rozstać się

sober – trzeźwy

go on celebrating – nie przestawać świętować

When I got home last night, my wife demanded that I take her someplace expensive, so I took her to a gas station. And then the fight started...

demand – (za)żądać

gas station – stacja benzynowa

After retiring, I went to the Social Security office to apply for Social Security. The woman behind the counter asked me for my driver's license to verify my age.

I looked in my pockets and realized I had left my wallet at home. I told the woman that I was very sorry, but I would have to go home and come back later.

The woman said, 'Unbutton your shirt'.

So I opened my shirt revealing my curly silver hair.

She said, 'That silver hair on your chest is proof enough for me', and she processed my Social Security application.

When I got home, I excitedly told my wife about my experience at the Social Security office.

She said, 'You should have dropped your pants. You might have gotten disability, too.'

And then the fight started...

retire – przejść na emeryturę

Social Security – system ubezpieczeń społecznych; numer ubezpieczenia

counter – lada

verify – zweryfikować, sprawdzić

unbutton – rozpiąć

reveal – odsłonić; ujawnić

curly – kręcony, kędzierzawy

drop – opuścić

disability – niepełnosprawność, inwalidztwo

I rear-ended a car this morning. So, there we were alongside the road and slowly the other driver got out of his car. You know how sometimes you just get so stressed and little things just seem funny?

Yeah, well I couldn't believe it... He was a DWARF!!!

He stormed over to my car, looked up at me, and shouted, 'I AM NOT HAPPY!!!'

So, I looked down at him and said, 'Well, then which one are you?'

And then the fight started...

rear-end – uderzyć w tył samochodu

alongside – przy

dwarf – karzeł; krasnoludek

storm over – podejść, ciskając gromy

Happy (Śmieszek) – imię jednego z siedmiu krasnoludków w bajce o królewnie Śnieżce; pozostali to: Bashful (Nieśmiałek), Doc (Mędrek), Dopey (Gapcio), Grumpy (Gburek), Sleepy (Śpioszek), Sneezy (Apsik)

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