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Daily English 1252 - Reneging on a Promise

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Slow Speed begins at: 1:23
Explanation begins at: 3:43
Normal Speed begins at: 17:56

Jean-Paul: What’s going on? I thought it was a done deal.

Charlene: I think you misunderstood. The last time we talked, I said I would think about partnering up, but now that I have, I’m going to beg off.

Jean-Paul: What you said was that you were agreeable to the idea and that we would work out the details later. Now you’re backtracking?

Charlene: I would never renege on a promise. If I gave my word, I would follow through. In this case, I didn’t.

Jean-Paul: I’m really surprised by your denial. I didn’t have you pegged as someone who backs out of deals.

Charlene: All I can say is that we don’t see eye to eye. Let’s agree to disagree and leave it at that.

Jean-Paul: That’s easy for you to say. Your failure to honor your promise is going to put me in a very awkward position.

Charlene: How’s that? We only spoke yesterday.

Jean-Paul: I may have made some promises of my own and now I’ll have to get out of them somehow.

Charlene: May I make a suggestion?

Jean-Paul: What? Deny, deny, deny?

Charlene: Well, it’s worked for me.

Jean-Paul: Oh, the nerve of some people!

Script by Dr. Lucy Tse

Category: Business