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978 - Getting Access to Restricted Areas

March 3rd, 2014

Episode 44 of 462 episodes

Halt! This episode is for authorized listeners only. But, well, okay, you can listen, too. Slow dialog: 1:20 Explanations: 3:11 Fast dialog: 17:47 Security officer: Excuse me, sir, but this is a restricted area. Only authorized personnel are permitted. Carl: I just want to take a quick look. Is this really where the president will be speaking? Security officer: I can neither confirm nor deny that, sir. Please step aside. Carl: What if I have press credentials? Could I get in then? Security officer: Only if you’ve been screened by security. Really, sir, I must ask you to leave this area. It’s off-limits to you. Carl: Couldn’t I just hang around and watch while people arrive? I won’t say a word. Security officer: No, and if you persist, I’ll have to have you shown out. Carl: I’m not causing any trouble. I’m an American citizen and this is a free country! I can stand wherever I want to. Security officer: Not on private property. Jim, could you please escort this gentleman off the premises? Carl: Hey, this is a travesty! I’m going to file a formal protest! Security officer: You do that. Just do it off the premises. Script by Dr. Lucy Tse