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1,214 - Expressing Dread

June 6th, 2016

Episode 408 of 489 episodes

Slow dialog: 1:45 Explanations: 4:19 Fast dialog: 17:13 Brianna: Are you still here? I thought you left ages ago. Viktor: There’s no rush. I’m thinking of postponing until tomorrow. Brianna: Why? Viktor: I feel a sense of foreboding. I have a sneaking suspicion that things aren’t going to go well. Brianna: Under the circumstances, I can understand your reluctance, but it’s like ripping off a bandage. It’s best done quickly. Viktor: I’m not sure about that. I have a feeling that things are going to go very, very wrong, and the longer I can put it off the better. Brianna: Next week is your girlfriend’s birthday. You don’t want to break up with her on her birthday, do you? Viktor: No, that would be cruel. Maybe I should hold off until after next week. Brianna: You’re really dreading breaking up with her, aren’t you? Viktor: She’s got a temper. When I told her that I couldn’t join her on a visit to her parents’ house last weekend, she went ballistic, and I have dents in my car door to show for it. I expect this to be much, much worse. Brianna: Ah, I see. I never liked the idea of breaking up with someone remotely, but it might be called for in this case. Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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