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970 - Having a Backup Plan

February 3rd, 2014

Episode 39 of 489 episodes

Don’t be caught unprepared! If you’re first plan doesn’t work, have another plan to use in its place. Learn more in this episode. Slow dialog: 1:33 Explanations: 3:26 Fast dialog: 17:52 Jerome: This is a very dangerous undertaking. Do you have a backup plan if anything goes wrong? Sandy: It’ll work. I’ve come up with contingencies for every possible setback. Jerome: It’s just that I’d like to know we have some recourse if anything goes wrong. Sandy: My plan is foolproof. Failure is not an option. Jerome: But don’t you think we should consider some alternatives? If, God forbid, anything goes wrong, it would be good to have an escape hatch, don’t you think? Sandy: That won’t be necessary. If anything goes wrong, it’s every man for himself. Jerome: What?! I thought we were in this together? What happened to, “Stick with me and you can’t go wrong”? Sandy: That was before I realized what a liability you are. Jerome: A liability?! Sandy: In a dangerous plan like this, there are bound to be some casualties – a sacrificial lamb or two. Jerome: Yes, but I didn’t know you’d double-cross me before we even got started! Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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