Professor: John got married to his wife Carmen a few months ago, and today he is meeting up with his friend Chuck to talk about his new married life.
John一定还沉浸在新婚的甜蜜中，肯定要向Chuck炫耀有老婆的幸福! 对吧，professor Bowman?
Professor: Uh ..... well, we will have to listen and find out.
Chuck: Man, John, I haven't seen you in forever! I can't even remember the last time we were able to get together.
John: Well, Chuck, you know I'm a married man now. Once you tie the knot, your weekends are spent doing housework and shopping for new kitchen appliances.
Chuck: That's why you've been too busy to hang out? Wow. Well you need to find some time, because the football playoffs are coming up and I want to watch it on your big TV!
John: (Sigh) Sunday is the day I have to go over to Carmen's parents' house to have dinner, so I don't think that's going to fly.
Professor: That's right. I can tell you that once you tie the knot, your life is never the same.
是啊，一旦tie the knot - 结了婚， 人生就进入新阶段了嘛。对了，professor, Chuck想星期天去John家看橄榄球比赛，可John说，this isn't going to fly，这是什么意思呢？
Professor: If you say something isn't going to fly, that means it isn't going to work or be successful. For example, I was really hoping to travel to Europe this summer. But I don't have the money, so that plan isn't going to fly.
Chuck: Well what else has been going on with you? Have you been following any of the same-sex marriage debate? I'm a big supporter.
John: Of course, I am too. I think every person should have the right to get married to whoever he loves, and then get nagged to death by that person for the rest of his life.
Chuck: Oh come on, John. It's a beautiful thing when two people love each other, and want to enjoy the rights of marriage together. All people should be equal, regardless of their sexual orientation.
John: I couldn't agree more! Gay men should have to endure married life just like the rest of us heterosexual men. It's unfair that they don't have to!
Chuck和John谈到same-sex marriage - 同性婚姻，他们俩都支持同性恋有权结婚，可是，John的理由怎么听着这么别扭!
Professor: Yes, I find it very interesting! Why do Chuck and John support gay marriage?
Professor: Exactly. But why does John support it?
John也说到了人人平等，可他的意思是， heterosexual men - 也就是像他这样的异性恋男人，要忍受婚姻生活的无奈，天天被老婆烦，所以，同性恋的人也该受同样的罪!
Professor: Right. What do you think about that, Winnie?
Professor: Of course not all men, Winnie. Just the married ones.
Chuck: Come on, John. I'm sure there are lots of great things about being married.
John: You're right, I'm exaggerating. Marriage is a very special bond, and it's really wonderful to have someone who I can always trust and rely on.
Chuck: Yeah, I guess you're right. Now if I can only find a woman who likes to watch football on Sundays, I think my life would be complete.
John: I'll ask Carmen if she has any friends who are cheerleaders.
Professor: That's exactly right. And what is Chuck's view of the perfect woman?
Chuck说，如果他能找到一个和自己一样爱看橄榄球比赛的老婆，他的人生就美满啦! Professor, 你说一个beautiful cheerleader - 啦啦队美少女，能看上Chuck么？
Professor: Well, love works in mysterious ways!