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m tired
- You don 't look very good today. Are you sick?
- No t really, 1 'mjust tired. lt was rot1gh day.
- Rough? I thought you spet tl1e etire day
at home.
- Yeah, so? ft would have better if 1 had
g to work. At home it is terrile. The telephoe
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secod person another, and tl1ird aother. 1 just
sit dow at my computer d 1 have to get up and
run to the phone again.
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could, after all, just Llnplg it.
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call .
- l s i t an importat call ?
- Wcll, how should 1 put it? girl i s supposed
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- Thak God, No.
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very good fried.
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1 kow what are i of.
- You are clearly overesti matig me. Although
tl1ere is devi lisl1 sidc to mc!
- lt's hard to argue with that.
- Well all right, that's eough about me. Wl1at
other proiems do you have?
- Wl1at other kids of proiems could there
! Wo rk , of course . 1 c a n ' t get my tlugl1ts
together. Today, 1 wated to finish my work, t 1
ld 't Llp witl1 aytl1ig.
- yoll overworked yesterday?
- That's a good one. All day 1 didn't evcn lift
figer. And tomorrow 1 have to meet with thc buyer.
1 do't know what's with mc.
- 1 tl1ik that yolljust fell i love. lt's ill ess
yotl kow. Yoll d doctor.
- Well, stop being ironic. Lct's go work, while
1 have some new energy.
- You see how 1 ispire you!
- 1 wish you did!


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am so tired. 1 am so tired ofall the lstle d


b u s t l e : of e m pty co ve rsa t i o n s , of casal
acq ai tances, of the telephone ri gi ng, of my
frieds d my eemies, of' rai d cold weatl1cr,
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of tl1is worl d . TI1at's i t . 1 am t i red of l isti g
everythig that 1 am tried of! 1 am goig to start to
live agai n . What do 1 see i frot of ? 1 see
goal. l ' movig forward, relyi ng my frieds.
and eneies, on boss d coworkers,
those who call me at all hos, those who
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5. All day 1 did't even lift figer.

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am so tired.

1 am so tired of all the hustle d bustle: ofempty coversations, ofcasual acquaintances,


of the telephone ringig, ofmy friends and my enemies, ofrai and co\d wcather, ofworking d studyi g,
ofmy boss and coworkers (subordiates) , ofthe metro, d the imperfectess ofthis world. That's it. 1 am
tired oflisting everything that 1 am tried 1 am goig to start to live agai. What do 1 see i front of me?
1 see goal . I 'm moving forward, relying my friends and my enemies, on my boss and my coworkers,
on those who call me at all hours, on those who to see on the metro, on those who have empty
conversations with me about the imperfectness of the world. That's the way 1 \ivc, because that's the only
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- Hello, l gor?
- Yeah , it's . But speak louder because it is
really h ard to hear.
- Jgor, 1 am coming tomorrow. Could you meet
me at thc airport?
- Yeah, no prolem. J just nced to know tl1e
time and your fligl1t number.
- Write t h is down. Flight n u mber 1 26 2 ,
arriving a t 7:00 o'clock.
- Got it. Let's verify: flight 1 262, arriving at
7:00 o'clock. Right?
- Yes. J ust don't too late, because at 9:00 I
have to in my office. 1 can't late. Do you tl1ink
we will make it?
- In two hours we wil l definitely make it, even
ifwe have to wait for your luggage.
- Great!
- Bllt why do you have an appointment tlt
Jatc? Wollldn't it make more sense to get good
night's sleep, and put offall the bllsiness isslles util
morning?
- What do you mean until morning? Do yoll
think that 9:00 am is not in the morning?
- What? You mean yoll are flyi ng in at 7:00 in
the morning? 1 thougl1t at 7:00 at night! Okay, w
everything's clear.
- Yeah, yoll have to wake up little it earlier.
Just don't forget, tomorrow at 7:00.
- Got it. 7:00 o'clock. See you!
- See you.
- Wait! (dial tone) it, 1 forgot to ask at
which airport 1 am sllpposed to meet him!


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Tomorrow is Monday. At 7:00 sharp my stupid
alarm clock which 1 hate will go off agai. But
tomorrow l ' m ot goig to throw it agaist the wall.
N ot bccause tomo rrow 1 plan t o wake u p
completely restcd d in good mood, but bccause
tomorrow at 7:00 1 start new life. 1 am going to

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get up on the right foot, I '11 do some exercises, take


shower. . . d it is t goig to botl1er tlt
they have shut off the hot water again, because 1
am goi g to start to toughen up body d mid.
1'11 drik my coffee to cheerflll mllsic d l ' m t
goig to flig my shoes at the cat just because it
tore llp my importat papcrs again . 1 'm going to
\ove tl1e cat d the wholc world! The day will nst
defiitely st, because it wollld 't right to
have it any other way. Tomorrow at 7:00 1'11 have
tl1e answers to 11 of the questions that lve kept
awake at night for the past several weeks. w
goal in life wil\ open up before me, and the patl1 to
it will covered with roses!
All ofthat will happen tomorrow at 7:00 in the
moring . . . And now all 1 l1ave to do is find the
strength withi me not to go to that stllpid party,
s if 1 go, tomorrow at 7:00 my head is really
going to hurt bad .

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) my alarm clock goes otf
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Darn it, 1 forgot to ask at which airport 1 am supposed to meet him!
Tomorrow at 7:00 1 start new life.
4. I t is not going to bother me that they have shut offthe hot water agai.
5 . 1 am t goig to fling my shoes at the cat.
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Tomorrow is Monday. At 7:00 sharp my stupid alarm clock which 1 hate wil l go offagain. t tomorrow
l ' m not going to throw it against the wall. Not because tomorrow 1 l to wake up completely rested d
in good mood, but because tomorrow at 7:00 1 start new life. 1 am going to get on the right foot, 1 '11
do some exercises, take shower . . . And it is not going to bother me that they have shut offthe hot water
again, because 1 am going to start to toughen up my body and m ind. 1'11 drink my coffee to cheerful music
and 1 'm not going to fling my shoes at the catjust because it tore up my important papers agai. l ' m going
to love the cat and the whole world! The day will most definitely s, because it woldn't rigl1t to
have it any other way. Tomorrow at 7:00 1'11 have the answers to al1 of the questions that have kept me
awake at night for the past several weeks. new goal in life will open up before me, and the path to it will
covered with roses!
All of that will happen tomorrow at 7:00 in the morning . . . And w all 1 have to do is fid the
strength within me not to go to that stupid party, because if l go, tomorrow at 7:00 my 11ead is really going
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l'm not getting married!


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think.
- What are you talking about?
- 1 am talking about women, wel l actua l l y
about girls. They only think about one thing: getting
married.
- Do you really thik that way?
- Ycah , I'm absolutely positive about it. 1 just
start to get to kow girl , and literal ly within
month she begins to hint about gettig married.
- Rea l l y ? i t ' s because you ' re
foreigner.
- Yeah, that's the proiem . I ' m afraid that they
key i on that very fact. lt doesn 't matter wlt kid
ofguy I am, the most importat thing is that I ' m
foreigner.
- on! You're exaggeratig!
- No, really. They dream about lcavi ng tl1e
coutry. They tl1ik it's great opportuity.
- , but 1 wouldn 't m ake geeralizatios.
They aren 't all like that.
- That's the thing. They a l l are l i ke that,
witl10ut exception. 1 just broke up with ofthm.
I couldn't take it anymore, everyday it was the same
thig, <<When arc we goig to get married?>>.
- d so what did you do?
- At first 1 didn't respod, but the 1 had to
explain that 1 was't ready to take such serious
step l ike marriage.
- H ow did she react?
- What kid of reaction could there ? She
cried, then wet into total hysteria. lt was terriie.
- Do you want some advise?
- All right.
- Tel l t h e m right away t h at you a re not
plaing on getting married. That way there w 't
expectations.
- Yeah, you're probaiy right. Although if 1
did that, 1 would probaiy single forever.

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getting married. 1 have already proposed


and she said yes. 1 have to admit that 1 waited
long time before choosing bride. People say that
love is the most important thing. But what is lovc?
lt is here today, and gone tomorrow. M arriage is
serious step. l f you make mistake you f'o r it
for the rest of your life. 1 d 't ask lot. wife
should not have bad hablts. There is otl1ig
more disgusting tha woma who smokes, or
worse, who drinks. l ittle champage N ew
Year's is all right, but that is it. Let's see what else?
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aga i n st wom e ' s l i b e rat i o . wo m a m u st
dedicate herselfto her family, h, and to raising
c h i l d re . That ' s it. Those a re o n l y
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past d have old-fashioned views. That is why 1
did t for so log, 1 was looking. Fially,
fate s i led m e . fi is m odest ,
hardworking, d doesn 't mid housework. But
there is thing that 1 do not like about her. She
talks on the h for hours about abso l llte
ss with her frieds. Shc could doi g
much morc prodllctiv:e thigs during that tie. 1
wil l have to talk to my about that, she always
gives practical advice. Bcfore its too late 1 d
to really think this decisio over, because after all
no one is forcig me to get arried right now.

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) that's tl1e point!

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l . l just do't understad the way wome think.
2. You ' re exaggerating!
3. They only thik about one thing: getting married.
4. That's the thing.
5 . l just broke up with ofthem.
6. If 1 did that, 1 would r\ sigle forever.
7. 1 am hudred percent agaist wome's liberation.
8. woma must dedicate herselfto her family.
9. M any wome think that 1 am stuck i the past d have old-fashioed views.
1 . Before its too late 1 need to really thik this decisio over.
VIII. . .

l ' m getti ng married. M arriage is serious step. l f yo make mistake for it for the rest ot
your life. 1 do't ask lot . wife shold t have bad hablts. There is othing more disgstig tha
woman who smokes, or worse, who driks. little champage New Year's is all right, but that is
it.What else? She should t work. 1 am h dred percet agaist wome 's liberatio. woma mst
dedicate herselfto her family, home, and to raisig childre. Those are my l requirements. have to
agree it's t that mch . However, wome thik that 1 am stuck i n the past and have old-fashioned
views. That is why 1 did not marry for so log. Fially, fate smiled on . fiancee is modest, hardworking,
a nd doesn't mind housework. But there is thig that 1 do t Iike about her. She talks the phone for
lurs about absolute nonsense with her friends. 1 will have to talk to my mom about that.

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Let's Gossip!
- , yesterday 1 ran into Andrei.
- Your are kidding! Andrei Kolosov? From tl1e
5th group?
- The one and only.
- No way! It seems like it's been hndred
years since 1 've seen him.
- Wel l that's exactly how he looks.
- Whatcver, give it . r superma?
- You can't i magine how he has aged. You
know that he's now journalist?
- No, 1 had no idea! l s he qualifi e d fo r
jouralism?
- Well, it seems that they take wide-variety
of people.
- Tlt's for sure. 1 was rackig my brains tryig
to figure out where l 'd seen tl1at jouralist before?
And it's Andrei. 1 cver would have gessed.
has really chaged: he ' s gnc bald, gained weight
and has circles u der h is eyes. d he dresses
terriiy as well. What happened to him?
- 1 only talked to him for secod, t from
the girls 1 heard that he and Lena got divorced. Do
you remember Lena?
- Of corse, she was pretty girl but not that
smart.
- Yeah, well hc then got remarried to woma
with two childre d it seems that tl1ey also l1ave
child together.
- And from the first marriage does he have any
children?
- That 1 don't know. Altl10ugh , jL1dging the
way he looks 1 would say he l1as at least 1 kids.
- Why you are sch gossip! (
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- 1 cosider that t o complemet for
woman. So thak you.
- Don't metio it.


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1\tlonologue
Tl1ere is an old Russian saying that goes, <<YOLI
don't need to feed wome bread, they live off
gossipi ng>>. 1 can't stand people who gossip. How
you talk about people bel1ind their backs day
after day. There has to somethi ng better to do. 1
don 't care \vl has what kind of ears, or s ,
pants. lt's true that yesterday 1 met an acquaintance
of mie and al most fe\1 over. had the most
ridiculous suit, he could l1ave worked in the circL\s.
But tl1at 's not what 1 'm talkig abollt. 1 've noticed
that women Iove to talk about their friends, list all
their faults, and reveal all their tlaws. 1 would never
stoop that Jow. For example, there is this idiot that
1 work with . Now, 1 am t goig to go d tal k
about him i n front of everyone. Althougl1 he gets
on everyoe's nerves at the laboratory. You
exp l a i to h i m h u n d red t i mes how to do
something, and hejust does 't get it. He's dmber
tha mud. l t's woder that his wife left him .
S h e ' s s m a rt wom a . l t 's even d i ffi c u l t t o
understand how she decided t o get married to h i m
in the first place. No character, no will power, n o
persoality. wouldn't even notice h i m in
crowd. And it is not jst mc who tllinks tl1is way. 1
was talking with this friend of mine. can't v
stand to hear t the g. starts to shake as
soon as he hears l1is . the way, he used to
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work with this guy at another place, and there l1e


ruied tl1e relationships betwee everyone, but at
the same tlme 3 oss rea.IJy JDYe-D mm, He's a reaJ

brownoser. But there's d to talk about him.


wat to say that with wome you l1ave to
careful. You ever kow what they'll say about yott
bellind your back. For example, yesterday 1 heard
how our secretary was discussig some guy witl1 her
friend on the phone. They tore him to pieces. Well
our secretary is othing to brag out herself. She's
got no brais d absolutely taste whatsoever.
She has fashion sese, d does't know how
to act i pulic. Sl1e's icrediiy vlgar. And 1 heard
that she . . .
I just

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) to stoop low
) has aged
) to dress terriiy
) to rack one's brains
) to talk about people behind their backs
) to careful
) to love to talk about
) he just doesn 't get it
) to tear smb. to pieces
) to smth. to brag otit
) will power
) to rui relatioships
) 1 don't
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IX. IIJI ii .

1 . 1 was racking my brains trying to figure out where ) , ypl 'd seen that jonalist before? .
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1 . He's gone bald , gained weight and has circles tmder his eyes.
2 . They tore him to pieccs.
3. the way, hc uscd to work with this guy at anothcr place.
4. You wouldn't even noticc him i crowd.
5. You never kow what they'll say about you behid your back.
. 1 don't care who has what kid of ears, or s, or pats.
7. He's dumber tha mud.
8. It's woder that his wife left him.

X I . .

They say, <<you do't need to feed wome bread, they live off gossipi ng>>. 1 can't stad people
who gossip. There has to something better to do. 1 do 't care who has what kind of ears, or s, or
pats. l 've noticed that wome love to talk about their frieds, list all their faults, d reveal all their flaws.
1 would ever stoop that low. 1 just want to say that with women you have to careful. You never know
what they'll say about you behid your back.

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J t's true that yesterday l met acquaintance of mine and almost fell over. had the most
ridiculous suit, he could have worked i the circus.
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2
For example, there is this idiot that I work with. Now, 1 am t going to go and talk about him in
frot ofeveryoe. Although he gets on everyoe's nerves at the \aboratory. You explai to llim hundred
times how to do somethi ng, d he just does 't get it. Hc's dumber than mlld. 1t 's wonder that his wife
left him. She's smart woman. It's v difficlllt to uderstand how she decided to get married to h i m in
tl1e first \. N o character, will power, personality. You wouldn't even notice him i n crowd. And
it is not just me who thinks this way. 1 was talking with this friend of mine. can't v stand to hear
about the guy. starts to shake as s as he l1ears his . the way, he used to work with this glly at
another place, and there he rllined the relationships betwee everyoe, bl!t at the same time his boss really
\oved h i m . He's rea! brownnoser. But tl1ere's no need to talk about him.

For example, yesterday 1 l1Card how our secretary was discussing some guy wit\1 her fried the
p hone. They tore him to pieces. Wel l our secretary is othig to brag out herse\f. She 's got brais d
absolutely r taste whatsoever. She has fashio sesc, d doesn't kow how to act i pu\ic. SI1e's
i credi\y vl!lgar. And I heard t hat she . . .

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I already have plans

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- Hi honey. Lena called. She and l1er htrsband


are going out to nightclub to see cocert toigl1t .
They wat us to go with.
- At wlt time?
- It starts at 1 1 :00 d ends at 1 2:30.

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- you crazy? 1 ' 11 go not to club, bLJt to


bed. Tomorrow 1 've got to go to work.
- too. N othing will h to yoLJ if you
get little bit less sleep.
- nothig will l1 to you, bllt 1 f1ave
ig plans for tomorrow.
- l 'm sure that you put off at least half ot'
those plas util next week.
- No, impossi\e. l 've got time. Next week
is totalfy full.
- All right , but what about the week after?
- No, that is completely ful l too.
- Let's to there still, pleasc.
- N o.
- 1 'm just woderig, but have yoLJ ld
every minute ofyour lit'e ?
- No, not every minllte ofcourse . . . But 1 have
already made plans for the t couple of years.
- 011, it would interestig to kow what they are.
- Wel l all right. I two months 1 wi11 accept
w positio, in five montl1s 1 will promoted ,
t h e d of the year 1 l to head of m y
department, the middle of next year 1 w i l l write
dissertation . . .
- 1 ' m sorry that 1 interrLJpted you , bllt besides
work is there aything else i your plas?
- Of c o u rse. As fa r as my hobbies a re
cocerned, after my promotion 1 plan to btry w
camera.
- l ' m t talking about lbbles. 1 m,
is there room for me in your plans?
- Of course. After my promotion we wil l get
married. 1 think that will its way a fter

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the defense ofmy dissertation. Well, you understad


diapers d cryig i the middle ofthe night.
- But , when are you planning to start
l ivig?
- What do you m by <<livi g>>? I thik I have
plans f'or great Iife.
- I ' m sorry, but I want differet kind of
l i fe.
- What do you m?
- l t 's boring whe there are surprises,
spontaeity.
- Yeah, the only tl1 i g is tl1at whe11 whole
h of surprises take place, everybody starts to
holler and scream.

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There is nothig more borig tha constatly


l1earing people say, 1 can't, 1 already have plas>>.
One of fricds ever parts with his daily lr,
d witlut it he feels completely akcd. l f
could l see his daily lr! Every sigle l i e
is filled with people's ames, d dates d times
ofmeetings. There is not one free lie! 1 am almost
positive that he v plans dates with his girlfried
wee k in adva n c e . You 't i v ite h i m
aywhcre, unless of course he has already allotted
time tor the visit i his lr. Of course, he is
practically never late, he is \ to accomplish lot
i his work day, d ever feels that he l1as more
work than he handle. As reslt of all that, l1e
does't l1ave the opportu ity to experiece t l1e
surise over the Moscow River slightly drk after
slcepless night. doesn't know how i ncredi\e
it feels to get on trai and head somewhere, where
hor ago he did 't plan to go. I t seems to
that t h is guy is t at a l l adapted to l i fe , or
everyt\1ig that it has to offer.

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) to accomplish lot
) filled up
) constantly hearing
) to a11ot time for the visit in the planner
) s1ightly druk
) one of frieds
) not to have the opportunity
) completely naked
) to get train
) one week in advance

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2. This guy is not at all adapted to life. -

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3. l ' m sorry, but I want different kind of life. -

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4. But , when are you planriing to start living? - ) , ?


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1 . Every single lie is filled up with people's names, and dates d times of meetigs.
2. You 't invite him aywhere, unless of course he has already allotted time for the visit i l1is
l r.
3. is ! to accomplish lot i his work day.
4. v plas dates with his girlfried week i advace.
5. does't have the opportunity to experience the surise over the M oscow River.
XII. .

There is nothig more borig then costantly hearig people say, << 1 't, 1 already have plas>>.
of my friends never parts with his daily planer, and without it he feels completely naked. l fyou could
only see his daily planner! Every single line is filled up with people's names, and dates and times ofmeetings.
There is not one free line! 1 am almost positive that he even plans dates with his girlfriend week i
advace. You can 't invite him anywl1ere, uless of course he has already allotted time for the visit i his
planer. Of coursc, he is practically never late, he is ! to accomplish lot i his work day, and ever feels
that he has more work than he handle. As result of all t11at, he doesn 't have the opportunity to
experience the sunrise over the M oscow River slightly drunk after sleepless igllt. doesn 't know lw
incrediie it feels to get on train and head somewhere, where an hour ago I1e didn't plau to go. lt seems
to that this guy is not at all adaptcd to life, or everything that it has to offer.

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Not happy

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- You're aazing. You're never happy and


you're always coplaining about soething.
- What are you talking about? What I not
happy about?
- About everything. Life, the weather, .
Whatever I cook for you, you don't like it.
- That's not surprising. 1 don't want to offend
you, but you really can 't cook.
- What about your work'? You 't stand it.
- Why do you say that? Work is work. lt's just
boss. H e 's such an idiot. doesn't have tl1e
slightest idea about how to work.
- Really, 1 think that he is real ly nice.
- What? You're crazy! Nice? is rude and
uncultered. It's not even possible to talk with the
guy, and work with hi is siply torture. And since
when have you thought he is nice?
- Gosh , you're not jealous, are you? That 's
the last thing 1 necd! The ri is that yotl don't
like anyone. We don't talk to anyone, we never go
out.
- What? Where do you want to go? The theater
is boring, and we don't have enough n to go
to restaurant.
- That's j ust it. You sit here and drive
crazy. Wel l , that's enough. Let's eat. I cooked
s m.e at.
- This is what you n <<cooked>>? You
overcooked it! 1 like rnine !
- You're ipossile! You are such pain i the
neck. Why do I stay with you?


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6. That's the last thing 1 need.
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8. You are such pain in the neck.
9. The thing is that 1 am not very good-lookig.
1 . Why is the world so unfair?
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1 am not happy with myself. 1 don't like the way 1 look. The thing is that I am not very good-looking.
First ofal l , 1 am bald. I have ig ears, and nose like potato. Why is the world so unfair: some people are
gorgeous Iike gods, and others are hideous like me? Psychologists say that you should stand i frot ofthe
mirror and repeat << 1 am good-looking> , << 1 am attractive>>, but that hasn't helped. Now 1 look at myself
and insist, 1 am good-looking. I am attractivc. 1 have fashionaie haircut. ears are very u nique. That
makes me original. I have great smile>> . Actually, 1 'm not that bad, 1 ' really quite cute. it souds
little immodest, but 1 would say that I am evcn handsome. Devilishly handsome. 1 f only my nose was
little smaller. . .

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I 'm Excited
- Were you home last night? 1 could 't reach
you at all.
- We were at premier at tl1e New Opera.
- Where? Where? At thc New Opera?
- Yeah, we saw Traviata.
- Wow! You said you were going to home,
that you weren 't planning on going anywhere.
- 1 wasn't planning on goig. Luck was just i
my favor.
- Wel l , what was your impression?
- 1 was so excited. You know, 1 've to that
theatre before , but this time it exceeded all of
expectations.
- you l ittlc it more specific. As
always, you're so emotioal. For example, 1 heard
the exact opposite opiion.
- What are you talking about? Who do you
hang out with? l 'm sure those people have never
been to the opera. ( Those
people have wherc to go but to tl1e store.)
- Sure. Yoll 're the only one who's right.
- lt has nothig to do with being right. You
just have to know how to appreciate things! Such
icredile voices! And the scenery
1 can't even
describe it! I have ever seen aythi g so origial.
- Well that cxplains it! 1 should have realized
you being from small town and all.
- What are yoll talkig abollt? You kow that
1 mean until t very log ago opera was very
unoriginal. 1 have to say, that before 1did't really
even /ike opera.
- That's not surprisig. 1 always burst i to
laughter, when 1 see fat o\d Juliet.
.

- l 'm sorry, but, of course, you didn 't mean


tl1 e opera << Romeo and Juliet but ratl1er the ballet
<<Romeo and Juliet . lt would interestig to see
how fat old Juliet daces.
- Well /1 right, stop mocki ng . 1just made
mistake. It happen to n.

ilY AM

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- Wel l , spcaking ofold fat people, there weren 't


any ofthose. Nothing that would have i sulted your
esthetic taste. Yollng performers, great rl1ytl1m , and
choreography.
- nd how were the decorations?
- How r explai n it to YOLI . . . . ? Ofcose
there were't traditioal decorations. Everything
was done i n lack and white. There was gigantic
chandelier in tl1e center ofthe stage that remi ded
of an e lectrical t ra nsformer. 1 t was t l1 e
chandelier that directed the activity o n the stage.
- Wel l , the idea ofthe chadelier was already
L\Sed in Pazolii's film.
- you talkig about his "Traviata"? That
was total l y d i fferent. I n that fil m , as far as 1
remcmber there was hugc lllxiolls chandelier
very brightly decorated, bllt this 011 was draw,
very avant-garde. Well, jllst go and see it, and tl1e
we'll talk. I 'd even go with yoll second time.
- No that's okay, I 'd rather watch the film. The
f is my favorite part of tl1e tl1eatre. You know
how 1 love to eat.
- What cynic!
- Wel l , that's the way I am. What yoll see is
what you get. Open d lest.
- Trlle. That's obvious. It's impossiie to argue
wit\1 that.
- , do 't get upset. 1 was just kidding.
- You and jokes. You l ove to rui n
perso n ' s mood a n d t h e n p u t h i m i n
ucomfortaie situation.
- Do you wat me to put you i better mood?
- Tlt's t possiie.
- Why do yoll thik that 1 called you?
- make my life miseraie.
- The opposite. l f yoll're standing yoll better
sit down. I bought tickets to Traviata at tl1e New
Opera.


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Monologue
1 don't know t you , but I ' m pretty borig
and not very interestig person. YoLI could say
bookworm, or as others say, an armchair scietist.
Any cotact with the outside world brings me
inexpressi\e i d sufferig. I t seems to t\1at
other people are beigs from aother planet, 1 don 't
understad anything about them and 1 ' always
expec t i ng t h e m to trick m e . N evert h e l ess,
somehow, some m i racle, 1 managed t o gct
married and not to ofthose beings from anotl1er
planet either. Sl1e gets excited about everythig:
people, the theater, differet cities and coutries.
She talks for hos the phone, goes out, meets
with someone, d tl1e11 excitedly tells about
all of it. d even the bored expressio on face
't stop her. 1 admit tlt J live in another world:
books, busi ness, music. 1 think tl1at boistcros
emotions jst cover up icompetence. All of tllis
<<ha-ha>> and <<hee-hee>> fills spirital void. When
perso has othing i mportat to say he gets all
worked Lip and carried wa:y with l1imself. AlthoLigll ,
1 sometimes notice that t m yself as wel l ,
especially lately. wife, r\ tl1iks tlt 1
am bore. Though, 1 't imagine life without
her chattering d chirpig, tl1at's why 1 agree to
have contact with the outside world.

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) as far as 1 remember
) to specific
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) exact opposite opinion
) bookworm
) to put smb. i n better mood
) to bst i to laughter
) what see is what you get
) to obvios
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1 . You said you were going to h, that you weren't plannig going anywhere.
2. You l ove to rui person's d d tl1en put hi i an ucomfortale situation.
3. She talks for hours on the phone, goes out, eets wit\1 soeone, and then excitedly tells about

all of it.
4. l think that boisterous eotios just cover up incopetece.
5. 1 can't imagine my life without her chatterig and chirping,
6. d v the bored expressio face 't stop her.
VII. .

I don't know about you , but I'm pretty boring d not very i teresting person . You could say
bookworm, or as others say, archair scientist. Any contact with the outside world brings inexpressile
i d suffering. l t seems to that other people are beigs fro another planet, 1 do't understand
anything about the and l ' always expecting the to trick . Nevertheless, somehow, s miracle", '
I anaged to get married and not to one ofthose beings fro another planct either. She gets excited about
everything: people, the theatcr, different cities and countries. She talks for hours on the phone, goes out,
meets with someoe, and then excitedly tells about all ofit. And even the bored expressio'n my face
can't stop her. l adit that I l ive in another world: books, my business, music. I thik that boisterous
emotions just cover up i ncopetence. All of this lla-ha>> and hee-hee>> fil ls spiritual void. Wl1en
person has nothing importat to say he gets all worked up and carried way with hiself'. Although, 1
sometimes notice that about yself as well, especially lately. wife, probaly thinks that 1 am bore.
Though, I 't imagine my life without her chatterig and chirping, that's why 1 agree to have cotact
with the outside world.

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1 am running late

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- Do you think tl1ey'\l remove tl1at metal from


the road soon?
- 1 don 't think so. You see it was hllge
accidet: one semi, two trucks, and bus and it all
happened i the middle ofthe intersection. No, I
thik we're goig to here for while.
- Dam it! I ' m late for an appoi tmet.
Couldn't they jl!st clear the road and then wait for
the traffic inspector? WJ1y do 1 havc to waste my
time because ofsome Jousy driver?
- I ' m also ru ning l ate, but I ' m sure that
one is at fau l t for a l l this. Look, the road
has 't c l ea red o ff, t h e t raffi c l ight i s
broken , a n d ccmet has even been spi l led i n t l1e
left lane. Why are yoll mad at the drivcr? 1 n
opi i o n , it's necessary to wait for the traffic
ispector so he w rite up report abollt all
of these proiems.
- I think we should phone traffic po\ice.
- 1 do 't think wc sluld. One of the victims
mLJst have already d it.
- 1 L!Se this road every day and somethig always
happens. Bllt l ' m going to late for mceting wit\1
some important bllsiess parters simplybecal!se the
departmet oftransport can't do their job.
- you Sllre that the mceting is really that
importat?
- Ot' course, 1 '1\ lose hllge cotract!

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- I kow tlt i your sitllatio it doesn't help


to philosophizc, bllt try to look at all this from
difterent point ofview.
- What do yoll mean?
- Well, for example, who knows what wou\d lve
happeed ifyoll had't gotten stl!ck i this accident?
- Like what?
- getting held ttp here, yoll did't
get i an accidet at the next itersection.
- What arc you talkig about, tlt's absolllte
nonsense!
- Probal y, but w h o k n ows . fate
caused this delay in order to give you little time
to think.


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Sometimes 1 think that my life is just one ig


never-ending race. Every morning 1 rush to boil the
water, then 1 gu\p down coffee, and n my
mouth. 1 know exactly how many secods 1 d
in order to go down i the elevator, d 1 get angry
whe 1 l1ave to wait for it. But, 1 use tlt time to tie
my shoes. 1 feel like a Formula 1 racecar driver whe
1 take offfrom the stoplight. When 1 get pulled over
, 1 get upsct not because 1 have to
fine, but because thc opcrates so s\owly.
doesn 't have to worry about being late, he's already
at work! But all 1 have to look forward to is crazy
office, an endless umber of'meetings, and cliets.
At ight l ' m torn between having to preparc for
tomorrow's conf'e rence and going to see new
movie wit\1 my girlfriend. I arrive late for tl1e movie,
and 1 already know that 1 will met with an agry
stare f'rom her. << Dear, l ' m sorry, 1 was late agai . . . >>
God, God p\ease give me miute to stand still f'or
secod, without ruing, without rushi g, so 1
get hold of myself and think! 1 have never
needed that so badly. . .
Wait 1 do't have time for daydreaming, l ' m
already runing latc!

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) tomorrow's conferece
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4. I feel 1ike Forula 1 racecar driver when 1 take off fro the stoplight.
5. J get upset t because 1 have to fine, but because the operates so slowly.
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water, tl1en I gu]p down coffee, and burn outh. I kow exactly how n seconds I need i order
to go dow in the elevator, d 1 get agry whe 1 have to wait for it. But, 1 use that tie to tie shoes.
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get u pset not because I have to fine, but because the operates so slowly. doesn't have to worry
about being late, he's already at work! But all l have to Jook forward to is crazy office, an ed!ess nuber
of eetings, d cliets. At night l ' tor betwee havig to prepare for tomorrow's fr and
going to see new ovie with my girlfried. 1 arrive late for the ovie, d 1 already kow that I wil\
t with an angry stare fro her. << Dear, l ' m sorry, 1 was Jate agai . . >> God, God please give iute
to stand still for second, without running, witlut rushig, so 1 get hold ofyselfand thik! 1 have
ever eeded that so badly. Wait 1 don't have tie for daydreamig, I ' already ruig late!
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myself
- l do't kow, you have very strange customs

l1ere. You treat women like some kind ofphysically


inferior beig! You open the door for them, help
them with their coats. 1 just don't get it!
- H ow else should you trcat them? And why
do you say inferior? It's just good manners.
- WelJ, in opinion it is very old-fashioned.
From the S t o n e Age ! 1 a lways fee l rea l l y
uncofortaie when men help m e get into tl1e
or pul! the chair out for at restaurant.
- You shouldn 't feel u ncofortale. lt just
means that your frieds are well - mannered.
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thcatrical! Like something out of the past! And 1
also don 't like it when they treat like child.
1 ! of opening the door for myself, and 1
l1ate it whe they insist on helping me.
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it is not 1 ike that. 1 don 't understad wl1y you d 't
like it. l think that it is exactly at those times tl1at
you feel like woman. Don 't tell that you don 't
like it when youg n otTers you his hand as
you get offthe bus?
- Why should he do that?
- help you, to show you that he cares.
- lt's not necessary. 1 s kid ofinvalid?
- We11 all right, but ifyou are carryig heavy
bag are you going to struggle uder the weight of it
while your companion goes along withot carrying
anythig?
- No, we are going to take turns.
- 1 can't believe that you say that with
straight face. Fie, let's close that topic, or else we'll
arguing all day. Carry the bags yourself, ifthat is
the way yo like it. 1 know 1 't change mid.


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The 20t1' centry shold go dow i history t
l as tl1e tr of the loodiest wars d tl1e
beginig of the conqest of space, but a\so tl1e
t ofliberatio. The eergy ofwome, whic\1
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and tigl1t corsets, finally bst t into the .
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university classrooms and i nto the grand halls of
parliament wearing pants and cropped hair. Women
have become ministers of defense d even wa\ked
i space. t are they happier? Oh, men are very
tricky! With that question, me l1ave have been
\ to turn the situation in their favor. Dear, 1 am
really happy that everything is going wel\ at work . . .
O h , the way did you forget t o clean m y shirt?
Why don't we have any bread again? Oh yeah, 1
thik our s is still havig tr\ in math. 1 thik
that stdied that in college, right?>> d wome

obediently take upon themselves all the burdetls of


wok, fa mily, and home because it is their i nstict,
and it is impossi\e to overcome it. It is strange,
that while doing all this, women still out, << I
do everythig myself!>>. It seems that too is some
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1 . Representatives ofthe fair sex marched i to


tiversity classrooms. 72

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) tl1e centllry of liberation
) to tn thc sitllation in their favor
) to take llpon themselves
) mysteriolls instinct
) to go down in history
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1 . I can't believe that you can say that with straight face.
2. I t j ust means that your frieds are well- mannered.
3. the way did you forget to clean my shirt?

4. The energy of women fi nally burst out into the .


5 . 1 a m really happy that everythig is going well at work.
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The 2011' century should go down in history not only as tl1e century of the loodiest wars d the
beginig of the conquest of space, but also the century of libcration. The energy of women, which for
many ceturies was restrained kitchen walls d tight corsets, fi nally burst out ito tl1e ope n .
Rcpresentatives ofthe fair sex marched i nto university classrooms and ito the grand halls of parl iamet
wearing pants and cropped hair. Women have become ministers of defense and even walked in space. But
are they happier? Oh, men are very tricky! With that question , m have been have been ! to tn tl1e
situatio i their favor. " Dear, l am really happy that everythig is going well at work . . . Oh, the way
did you forget to clean my shirt? Why do't we have any bread again? Oh yeah , 1 think our s is still
having trouie in math. l think that you studied that i n college, right?" d women obediently take u pon
themselves all the burdens of work, family, and home because it is their instinct, and it is impossiie to
overcome it. It is strage, that while doing all this, women still cry out, "1 can do everything myself! " l t
scems that too is some kind of mysterious instict.

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1 don 't feel well!


- , what's with you? You don 't look good.
you sick? you caugl1t the flu? You know
it's going around.
- No, I ' absolute1y hea1thy. We1 1 , at 1east
physically.
- You n that you 're just in bad d?
- What do you n <ust>> ? 1t is really serious.
I 've stopped stdying, d haven 't s1ept for days. 1
feel terriie. l t would better i f 1 had h igl1
teperate, or if hand or leg hurt. No, but it is
sou1 that hurts . . .
- O h G o d ! What happened? What ' s
botherig you?
- 1 don't even know where to begi . . . You
know it is hard to talk about yourself, especially
about your proies. We\1 . . . in genera1 . . . . the
rl is that 1 totally use1ess.
- H ow so? What do you ?
- What do 1 n? I ' m a1ready 27 years old,
and 1 have't accopl ished aything yet. 1 just
study and study. 1 don ' t have good job, family,
children.
- WeH, if the ri is t having children.
You correct that pretty easily.
- lt is easy for you tojoke aroud. Butjust 1ook
arond, 1ot of 1 age a1 ready own their
w n.
- So you wat to rich d ride aroud i
Mercedes?
- Yeah , why not?
- Don 't get frustrated. 1 thi nk that 've got the
whole wor1d ahead f. You 've got great future.
- U nfortately, not everyoe thiks so.
- What do n?
- You rr Marina?
- Of course, you guys are datig.
- Ycah, we were dating. She duped , and
then left. She said that 1 good-for-nothig
1azy u.

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to go to restaurats d nigl1t clbs. Overa l l , not
enough money to l ive the <<good life>> .
- Whatever Id to the saying, <<paradise
is i n the simple thi ngs?

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<< H ow to start your own busi11ess. I'm going to go
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good l uck.


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I don 't feel well. l ' m sick of Moscow. 1 do 't


likc my apartmet, where everything is out ofplace
and u ncomfortaie. I 'm tired of the cold and
overcast weatl1er everyday. People in the metro
irritate me, they step on your feet, pusl1 and say
rude thi ri gs. Russian ravioli and sasage make me
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otTend the host. And most of all , I can 't handle
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) to miss home

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5. l ' m totally useless.
. l t is easy for you to joke around.
7. You 've got great future.
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8.

The saying is out of date.


9. People in the metro step on your feet, push and say rude things.
1 0. lt really annoys me whe they force me to drik vodka.
1 1 . l ' m depressed.
1 2. 1 't grip myself.
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feel wel l . 1 ' sick of Moscow. 1 d 't \ i ke my apartmet, where everythig is out ofplace and
ucomfortaie. l ' m tired ofthe cold. People i the metro irritate me, they are rude, they step your feet
d push . Russian ravioli d sausage makc me wat to throw ? d most ofa\ 1 , 1 't I1andle feel ig
iferior, all the time whe everyoe tells d laughs at jokes tlt 1 do t uderstad. Frak\y, 1 miss my
home d 1 't last Jogcr, 1 see cverythig i lack l ight. Well, at Jeast today.
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