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Daily English 995 - Proper Behavior at a Formal Event

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Rodney: Ha-ha! Did you hear what I said? Funny, right?

Samantha: Behave yourself! This is a serious and solemn occasion, not a time for levity.

Rodney: Loosen up. We have to endure two hours of this ceremony.

Samantha: It’s indecent the way you’re behaving. Don’t you have any sense of decorum?

Rodney: Lighten up. You’re such a stick-in-the-mud. There’s nothing unseemly about cracking a few jokes when everybody here is taking themselves too seriously.

Samantha: Your problem is that you have no sense of dignity. Don’t you realize that your stupid jokes cheapen the occasion? You’re a disgrace.

Rodney: Don’t get all huffy. All right, if you won’t join in, I’ll try to be serious.

Samantha: That’s better.

Rodney: I would seriously like a drink. Bartender!

Samantha: [Groans]

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