Clara: What happened just now, Mark? You weren't very kind when you were
talking with Ted. What do you have against
Mark: I just don't like him at all.
Clara: Why? Is there something in particular?
Mark: Well, he has such a mean streak in him! I went to his office to ask him
for some help, and he simply turned up his nose at me! I was so angry that I
wanted to slap him! He wasn't like that before he got the job. Now he's such a
Clara: You want my advice? Let it go.
Mark: Of course, logically I know you're right, but somehow I just can't
bring myself to forget it. Even the mention of his name starts me
Judy: You look like you're fuming. What's going on?
Andy: The boss is being unreasonable! He flared up at me, making a mountain
out of molehill!
Judy: What's the "molehill" he made a mountain out of?
Andy: I only made a few more copies, and I didn't think it was any big deal,
but he blew up at me!
Judy: Well, he has been under a lot of pressure recently. The company has
been losing money and he's been a little bit
Andy: Well, I know he has the blues, but it doesn't mean he can vent his
anger on me.
Jane: You look so angry. What happened?
Mark: Nothing. I'd rather not talk about it. Just don't
Jane: Come on. I think you need to let off some steam. Besides, you shouldn't
keep your feelings pent up. They'll eat you alive. So, talk to
Mark: All right. This
morning I took my car to the garage to have them check the air-conditioner. They
only gave it a once-over, refilled it with some Freon, and charged me 300
Jane: No wonder you're livid. I'd be mad, too, if someone ripped me off like
Mark: Yeah. AND they were rude. They said I didn't know anything about cars,
which I don't, but they didn't have to be so
Jane: Sounds like you got a raw deal! Maybe you should file a complaint with
the Consumer Protection Agency.
（来源：www.focusenglish.com 实习生江巍 英语点津 Annabel 编辑）