Daily English 729 - Being Blunt and Stubborn
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Simone: So, what did you think of Bruce? Isn’t he great?
Dirk: Well, he’s certainly direct and forthright with his opinions. I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone who speaks his mind the way he does.
Simone: Yeah, isn’t that great? I’ve never liked a guy who straddles the fence or has namby-pamby opinions. I’ve always liked guys with strong opinions.
Dirk: Well, there’s strong and there’s pigheadedness. Don’t you think?
Simone: What?! You think Bruce is pigheaded, just because he doesn’t budge when other people try to sway him? I think that’s an admirable trait.
Dirk: I think being blunt can be admirable under the right circumstances, but being stubborn as a mule can make it hard on other people, don’t you think?
Simone: No, I don’t. Other people can pull their punches if they want to, but a man who’ll speak up about what he believes in and stand by it is a real man to me.
Dirk: I can see why you two make a perfect couple. I hope never to be on the wrong side of an argument with either one of you.
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