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Talking Dictionary 660. Teacher, The Ebola Ate My Homework!


660. It was early November. Ebola was in the news. At JFK airport one afternoon, police arrested a traveler. He'd just arrived on an Ovianca flight from Liberia. He had several outstanding warrants. The policemen were about to take him to jail. Suddenly, the man said, "I'm not feeling well. I feel like I'm going to vomit. I think I have a fever." He gave them a hangdog look. The two policemen looked at each other. One rolled his eyes. The other said, "We've got to follow procedure. He's lying, of course. But if he isn't, and he actually has ebola, we might not be around long enough to get our pensions." His partner said, "Get our pensions?! If he has ebola, we won't be around long enough to celebrate Thanksgiving!" They put the man into a hazmat suit. Then they took him to Jamaica Hospital, after washing their hands thoroughly. 4.8


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