Hoje eu vou contar uma estorinha, uma coisa meio estranha que aconteceu comigo há um tempo. Eu nem tinha pensado mais nisso, até que na semana passada alguém tuitou que a mesma coisa já aconteceu com ele. E com você – já? Como foi?
E uma dica: nesse podcast eu uso bastante uma estrutura assim (chamada de Past Perfect):
She had told me before about her boyfriend, but I hadn’t met him in person yet
A estória que eu conto se passou uns meses atrás, quando me encontrei com umas amigas pra almoçar. Mas eu também falo de coisas que aconteceram antes desse almoço, ou seja, coisas que já tinham acontecido (ou que ainda não tinham acontecido) quando a gente se encontrou. Então essas são as key expressions de hoje:
Hi, everyone! Today is Saturday, the day before Election day. This is Ana and today I wanna tell you a.. kind of a funny/weird story.
So, just hear me out:
A few months ago I met with a group of friends for lunch, OK? We all knew each other from school, we all went to the same school and… that day, at the restaurant, there were, like, four of us. So we got to talking and my friend… let’s call her Daniela. So Daniela told me that her boyfriend was going to join us.
Now, she had told me before about her boyfriend, but I hadn’t met him in person yet. She had told me, for example, that he had two kids from a previous marriage. So that day at the restaurant was the first day I was gonna see him in person.
Now, I wanna mention that my friends and I are all on Facebook. You know Facebook, right? It’s like Orkut, kind of. So we’re all on Facebook and we’re all connected, so we can see each other’s pictures and everything.
So when Daniela told me that her boyfriend was coming, I remembered a picture of her, her boyfriend and her boyfriend’s daughter. Just a few days earlier I had seen this picture with the three of them on her Facebook profile.
But the thing is, the moment I said that, my friend looked at me and said “What? I never posted pictures of me and my boyfriend on Facebook!”
I was so sure that I had seen the picture that I said “Of course you did! You guys were standing in front of a house. You looked like you were gonna go hiking or something”
Right after I said that, her boyfriend arrived. I took one look at him and said “Yeah, that’s him”
My friend just started to laugh. She said “Ana, this is impossible. I’ve never gone hiking, and I’ve never posted a picture of my boyfriend and his daughter anywhere”
So later, of course, I checked her profile again, and guess what? No pictures. None.
OK. For all I know, it was a dream. But I have to say, it was really vivid! And it was kinda weird. You know?
And the reason I remembered this story is that last week this guy posted on Twitter that he couldn’t remember whether something had happened in real life or in a dream. I was kinda relieved, you know? It wasn’t just me. Has this ever happened to you?
Thanks for all the comments and messages and keep sending me your suggestions and requests – they’re very welcome!
hear me out = ouça o que vou falar
we knew each other = a gente se conhecia
we got to talking = a gente começou a conversar
he was going to join us = ela ia se juntar a nós
it’s like Orkut, kind of = é como o Orkut, mais ou menos
each other’s pictures = as fotos umas das outras
the thing is = “aí é que tá”, o negócio é que
this guy posted = um cara postou (o “this” aqui indica alguém indefinido)
relieved = aliviada
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