Melissa: I hate that guy Reuben. He’s always getting in my face.
Conan: Ooh, I sense some serious sexual tension between the two of you.[audio:http://libsyn.com/media/eslpod/ESLPod823.mp3|titles=Dealing With a Bothersome Person]
Melissa: Sexual tension? Are you out of your mind? He does nothing but give me a hard time.
Conan: That’s because he’s trying to get your attention.
Melissa: If he likes me, why doesn’t he try to get my attention by showing off, like every other guy?
Conan: Maybe he’s trying to stand out among your many admirers.
Melissa: Don’t be stupid. I don’t have a lot of admirers and I don’t want one who makes my life miserable!
Conan: Maybe if you throw him a bone, then he’ll stop his antics.
Melissa: What kind of a bone?
Conan: Ask him to the movies Saturday night.
Melissa: Me, ask him out? You’re certifiable!
Conan: I’m telling you that if you ask him out, he’ll stop pestering you.
Melissa: Putting aside the fact that I find him repulsive, if I ask him out, he’ll make me the laughingstock of this place.
Conan: I don’t think so. He’ll get what he wants and he’ll stop pestering you.
Melissa: What if it backfires and he bothers me even more?
Conan: Then you’ll get what you want – deep down!
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