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December 19th, 2014
Episode 170 of 465 episodes
I hate shopping for shoes. This episode explains why. Slow dialog: 1:31 Explanations: 4:05 Fast dialog: 19:05 Curran: I like these tennis shoes. I need a new pair. Beth: We’re here to buy you some dress shoes for attending Chelsey’s wedding. You can’t go wearing those worn out loafers, and you need time to break them in. Curran: All right. Just pick whatever you think is suitable and let’s go. Beth: Don’t you want to have a say in what you wear? I think these oxfords are nice. What do you think? Curran: Great. I’m a size 10 and a half. I’ll try them on and we’ll go. Beth: You can’t just buy the first pair of shoes you see. How about these? Curran: Those patent leather shoes? They have purple laces. Well, if you think they’re okay... Beth: No, they’re not. These shoes are totally wrong for the occasion, not to mention hideous. I was just trying to get a rise out of you so you’ll pick the shoes you like. Curran: But I don’t care what I wear. Just pick a pair. Beth: No, you pick. Curran: Fine. How about these? Beth: No, they’re not dressy enough. They look more like sandals than dress shoes. Curran: Then how about these? Beth: Those boots? Definitely not. Curran: Okay, these then. Beth: Those shoes fasten with Velcro. Are you kidding me? Curran: Okay, why don’t you just tell me what my taste should be and I’ll buy what you want me to buy? Beth: And leave you with no say in your own purchase? What kind of cousin would I be if I did that? Script by Dr. Lucy Tse
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