Chris Gardner. How are you? Good morning. Chris Gardner. Chris Gardner. Good to see you again. Chris Gardner. Pleasure.
I’ve been sitting there for the last half-hour trying to come up with a story that would explain my being here dressed like this. And I wanted to come up with a story that would demonstrate qualities that I’m sure you all admire here, like earnestness or diligence and team-playing, something. And I couldn’t think of anything. So the truth is I was arrested for failure to pay parking tickets.
I ran all the way here from the Polk Station, the 1._______________________.
What were you doing before you were arrested?
I was painting my apartment.
Is it dry now?
Jay says you’re pretty determined.
Oh, he’s been waiting outside the front of the building with some 40-pound gizmo for over 3._______________________.
He said you’re smart.
I like to think so.
And you want to learn this business?
Yes, sir, I wanna learn this business.
Have you already started learning on your own?
How many times have you seen Chris?
I don’t know. One too many apparently.
Was he ever dressed like this?
No. No. 4._______________________.
First in your class in school? High school?
How many in the class?
Twelve. It was a small town.
But I was also first in my radar class in the Navy and that was a class of 20. … Can I say something? I’m the type of person if you 5._______________________and I don’t know the answer I ‘m gonna tell you that I don’t know. But I bet you what. I’ll know how to find the answer, and I will find the answer. Is that fair enough?
Chris, what would you say if a guy walked in for an interview without a shirt on and I hired him? What would you say?
He must’ve had on some really nice pants.
Vocabulary & Expressions
Half-hour = meia hora
Dressed = vestido
Earnestness = seriedade
(to be) arrested = ser preso
Dry = seco
Dry = seco
Smart = esperto
To bet = apostar
On your own = Sozinho, por sua conta.