Daily Life - I'm Sorry, I Love You III(0036)

A:  Steven! Where have you been? I've been trying to get a hold of you for hours!
B:  I... um... there was an emergency at work, so...
A:  I was waiting for you in the restaurant for three hours! And you didn't even have the decency to call me! Do you have any idea how embarrassed I was?
B:  Honey, I promise this won't happen again, it's just that I...
A:  Yeah, right. I've heard it all before. I'm not going to take any more of your empty promises. This is the fifth time you've stood me up in two weeks! You need to get your priorities straight. I'm tired of you putting your job first all the time!
B:  Come on, Veronica, that's not fair. I do care about you a lot, you know that. I tried to ...
A:  You know what? Maybe we should just take a break. I need some time to think about where this relationship is heading.
B:  But...Veronica, would you just listen to me? There was a fire alarm at my office building today and I was stuck...

Key Vocabulary

get hold ofverbfind or contact someone
decencycommon noun, non-variablepolite or moral behavior
do you have any ideaphrasedo you know
stand (someone) upverbfail to keep the appointment to meet someone
get your priorities straightphraserealize what is more important
headverbgo towards a specified direction or place

Supplementary Vocabulary

break upverbend a relationship
cheat on (someone)verbkiss or have sex with someone who is not your boyfriend, girlfriend, wife or husband
get back togetherphraserestart a relationship that ended
ex-boyfriendcommon noun, singularperson who used to be your boyfriend