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1,142 - A Boating Accident

September 28th, 2015

Episode 299 of 489 episodes

Going out on a boat doesn’t have to be dangerous. Learn why in this episode. Slow dialog: 1:49 Explanations: 3:52 Fast dialog: 17:51 Liset: I should never have gotten on this boat. We’re going to sink. I know it! Mark: Calm down. The water is a little rough today, but there’s nothing to worry about. You have your life jacket on, right? Liset: Oh my God, water is splashing into the boat. We need to start bailing right now! Mark: Don’t be ridiculous. That’s just a little sea spray. Sit down and relax. Liset: Look out! There’s another boat over there! Mark: It’s just passing by. We might feel its wake, but we’re not going to capsize. I promise you that. Liset: How long do you think we can survive adrift on the water? Mark: We are not going to sink. I’m telling you. Liset: I wonder how long we’ll be marooned on an island. I hope to see my family again someday. Mark: All right, we’re return to the shore. It’s clear that you’re not enjoying this. Liset: I didn’t know we’d be sailing in the middle of a squall. Mark: There’s a gentle breeze today, that’s all. I’m sorry I didn’t wait for a completely calm day to take you out on your first boat ride. Liset: My first and last! Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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