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1,184 - Being Boastful

February 22nd, 2016

Episode 363 of 489 episodes

This is the greatest podcast episode in the history of the world! Find out why by listening to it today. Slow dialog: 1:44 Explanations: 3:49 Fast dialog: 17:03 My boss is a complete blowhard. He likes to boast about his accomplishments and acquisitions every chance he gets. Unfortunately, I seem to be his favorite audience. Boss: You won’t believe what I did over the weekend. I went mountain climbing and skydiving. What I wanted to say was, “Uh, spare me!” But what I said instead was, “Oh, really? How exciting.”It doesn’t take much encouragement to get him going. Boss: And I found time to test-drive the new McQ sports car yesterday. I’m thinking of buying one. Do I really look that gullible? I knew that the boss didn’t have that kind of money, but I didn’t let it show on my face and simply said, “That’s a very impressive car.” Boss: I have my eye on a luxury vacation condo by the lake. Some lucky girl will get to stay there with me. Now I knew he was blowing smoke, but what could I say? I just muttered, “Lucky girl,” and left it at that. What was the point of all that, unless… Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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