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Daily English 970 - Having a Backup Plan

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Explanation begins at: 3:26
Normal Speed begins at: 17:52

Jerome: This is a very dangerous undertaking. Do you have a backup plan if anything goes wrong?

Sandy: It’ll work. I’ve come up with contingencies for every possible setback.

Jerome: It’s just that I’d like to know we have some recourse if anything goes wrong.

Sandy: My plan is foolproof. Failure is not an option.

Jerome: But don’t you think we should consider some alternatives? If, God forbid, anything goes wrong, it would be good to have an escape hatch, don’t you think?

Sandy: That won’t be necessary. If anything goes wrong, it’s every man for himself.

Jerome: What?! I thought we were in this together? What happened to, “Stick with me and you can’t go wrong”?

Sandy: That was before I realized what a liability you are.

Jerome: A liability?!

Sandy: In a dangerous plan like this, there are bound to be some casualties – a sacrificial lamb or two.

Jerome: Yes, but I didn’t know you’d double-cross me before we even got started!

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