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990 - Being Socially Popular

April 14th, 2014

Episode 69 of 489 episodes

Is being popular with the other kids at school really that important? Find out in this episode. Slow Dialog: 1:02 Explanation: 3:08 Fast Dialog: 14:48 Rosa: Has the mail come yet? Grant: We didn’t get any mail today. Rosa: Damn it! Grant: What’s the matter? Rosa: I’m waiting for an invitation from Joanna to her birthday party. I heard that she’s having a big bash and it’s going to be the party of the season. Grant: You’re worked up over a party? Rosa: It’s not just any party. It’s the social event of the year. Anyone who’s anybody will be there. If I don’t get an invitation, it means I’ve been snubbed. I’d never be able to live it down. Grant: Who is Joanna anyway? She’s just another rich girl, right? Rosa: No, she’s not. She’s the most popular girl at school and the leader of the in-crowd. If she so much as talks to you, you’re in. But if she gives you the cold shoulder, you’re out. You’re nobody. Grant: That’s ridiculous. She only has the power to do that because you all worship her. One of these days, I hope somebody takes her down a peg. Rosa: But nobody would dare to go against Joanna. It would be the end of their social life. Grant: So what? Rosa: So what?! I should know better than to talk about it with a clueless guy! Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

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