Laurent: I’m done with women! They’re liars and manipulators.
Julie: Let me guess. You’ve had a bad breakup?[audio:http://media.libsyn.com/media/eslpod/ESLPod782.mp3|titles=ESL Podcast – Expressing Bitter Feelings]
Laurent: It wasn’t just bad. It was monumentally awful. I’m never going to date again.
Julie: You’re just feeling bitter right now, but you’ll get over it. You won’t always feel so jaded. Wait a second. Did you break up with Brittany?
Laurent: Yeah, I’ve told you about her before.
Julie: I remember. Don’t you guys have an on-again, off-again relationship? I mean haven’t you guys broken up before?
Laurent: Yeah, but this was the absolute end. We’re not getting back together.
Julie: But didn’t you say that three months ago? Maybe there’s still a chance for reconciliation.
Laurent: Absolutely not! Brittany walked all over me and didn’t care one iota about my feelings. I’ll never talk to her again. As far as I’m concerned, she’s persona non grata!
Julie: Hello. Oh hi, Brittany. Yes, he’s here. It’s Brittany and she wants to talk to you. Do you want to talk to her?
Laurent: Yes…no…yes! Oh, give me that phone!
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