Paid For Standing

The owner of a manufacturing firm decided to make a surprise tour of the factory. Walking through the warehouse he noticed a young man lazily leaning against a packing crate.

The factory owner angrily said, "Just how much are you being paid?"

The young man replied, "A hundred dollars a week."

The owner pulled out his wallet, peeled off five $20 bills and shouted at the young man:

"Here is a week's pay--now get out and don't come back!"

Without a word, the young man stuffed the money into his pocket and left.

The warehouse manager, standing nearby, stared in amazement.

"Tell me," the boss asked him, "How long has that guy worked for us?"

"He didn't work here," replied the warehouse manager,

"He was just the Fed-Ex guy delivering a package."

Vocabulary Help

  • owner - proprietário
  • tour - ronda
  • factory - fábrica
  • through - através
  • warehouse - armazém, almoxarifado
  • lazy - preguiçoso
  • lean - encostar
  • packing crate - caixa para transporte de material
  • angry - raiva
  • are you being paid - quanto ganha
  • week - semana
  • pull out - retirar
  • wallet - carteira
  • peel off - retirar
  • shout - gritar
  • get out - sai daqui
  • come back - voltar
  • stuff - colocar
  • pocket - bolso
  • leave (leave, left, left) - sair, partir
  • manager - gerente
  • amazement - surpresa
  • boss - chefe
  • guy - sujeito
  • deliver - entregar

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