Episódio de hoje: Novela Mecicana, Charles Dickens e gol da Alemanha, gol da Alemanha, gol da Alemanha, gol da Alemanha.....
Bill: Why don’t you invite your lovely boyfriend to come over? I’d really like to know him. You know the Brazilian Daniel Craig.
Patricia: Humm… I detect a touch of sarcasm in your voice. Actually, he is the spite image of Carlos Daniel, the lead character of a famous Mexican soap opera.
Bill can’t stop laughing. And that reaction provokes an infuriating response:
Patricia: Stop being utterly stupid! You look like a caveman!
Bill: I’m sorry. You’ve just passed a contradictory message to me. I mean, you are a smart woman and you are entirely familiar with a Mexican soap opera! I’m flabbergasted!
Patricia: Dear Lord! You are married to a woman, caveman! Women like soap operas! What’s wrong with them?
Patricia: Can I go on?
Bill: Please, I’m deeply excited to hear your explanation. I mean, there is a cogent explanation, isn’t there?
Patricia: Of course, there is. The cogency of my explanation is that there is a lot of fun in a Mexican soap opera. In fact, we can even establish a comparison between a Mexican soap opera and Dickens’ books.
Bill can’t stop laughing again.
Bill: What a Mexican soap opera could have in common with one of the greatest writers from the Victorian period? I can’t figure it out!
Patricia: You are such an uncultured man! The lead characters from Mexican soap operas generally go through hell before getting their happy ending, and it is exactly like Dickens’ lead characters such as Oliver Twist, Nicholas Nickleby, David Copperfield and Great expectations. And the villains are also as bad as the worst.
Bill: Oh, I see. Who is Carlos Daniel?
Patricia: He is a lead character from “La usurpadora”. He is a good guy and handsome like my boyfriend.
Bill: Are you going to ring him up? I do want to know him.
Patricia: Wait a minute. You want to know him to talk about the fateful final game against Germany, don’t you?
Bill: Of course, I need to see his reaction. After all, it’s not every day that I have the chance to talk with a Brazilian guy about that fateful day for Brazilian football.
Patricia: Well, all I can say is that it’s a sore point for him. Wait here. I’ll ring him up. Perhaps you can know him today.
Patricia leaves the room. She comes back.
Patricia: He is coming. He is curious to know you too.
Bill: Really? Why?
Patricia: Because I told him you are crazy about football.
After half an hour the Brazilian boyfriend arrives.
Bill: It’s the doorbell. It must be him!
Patricia: Wait here. I’ll open the door.
Patricia and the Brazilian boyfriend come into the room.
Patricia: Bill this is Felipe my boyfriend.
Bill: Hi, nice to meet you.
Felipe: Nice to meet you too. Let’s talk about football. Patricia told me you are crazy about it.
Bill: Well, since you mentioned the topic, let me ask you: What did you feel when you were watching the 2014 world cup final?
Felipe gets visibly agitated however; he doesn’t lose his control, and calmly answers Bill: To talk with an utter sincerity, it was one of the worst moments of my life, I mean, I couldn’t believe that it was happening. It couldn’t have been worse.
Bill: As a matter of fact, it could have been much worse. The score wouldn’t be 7 but 10 or 14 goals. I think German players felt pity and didn’t dare to score more goals.
Felipe gets nervous. It’s so painful to him.
Bill gets embarrassed. He tries to calm down his Brazilian friend.
Bill: Look I didn’t mean to make you sad. I only mentioned that if the German players wanted, it could have been much worse. But look at my national team; we were eliminated after just two matches!!!!!!!!!!
Can’t you see? We share something in common; our national teams desperately need a refreshing change!!!! Do you drink?
Felipe calms down. He looks at Bill.
Felipe: Yes, I like beer.
Bill: I’m glad to hear that. I have beer in my fridge. Would you like to grab one?
And both go to the kitchen to drink a bit and talk more about football.