After the Wedding
Lindsay: So, since you've been working so hard to plan this wedding, what are you worried about?
Chris: I suppose I'm a little bit worried about the fact that we've never lived together.
Lindsay: Oh, really?
Chris: So once we get married, it will actually be the first time we've lived together so before get married, we're going to have to find a place to live and buy all the things: all the white goods for our house. We have to buy the washing machine, the refrigerator and I'm just worried there might be a little bit of stress probably for the first few months.
Lindsay: Yeah, getting used to living with each other. Is your fiance very clean?
Chris: Hopefully, she's more clean than me cause I tend to leave things out all over the place, and I've lived alone now for the last six years so I worry that I've got into some bad habits, so I'm going to have to be more considerate of her I think.
Lindsay: Right, that could be a conflict. I know when I first started living with my fiance, he never put... he never cleaned and it drove me crazy so he would always... for example he would leave his socks on the couch or he would leave his glass and wouldn't take it to the dishwasher, or he would eat food from take-out for example, and he would wrap up the baggage and then put it next to trash can, but not in the trash can, and it drove me crazy. I didn't understand why he couldn't clean.
Chris: Well, that's just a man thing I think. I'm completely with your fiance on that point. I like to not be completely clean because then I don't feel like I live there.
Chris: Is there anything that you're really looking forward to?
Lindsay: I'm really looking forward to going on the honeymoon, together. I think that will be fantastic.
Chris: Where are you going?
Lindsay: I haven't decided yet, but we're thinking maybe the Maldives.
Chris: Oh, right!
Lindsay: Or maybe going to Hawaii, so my fiance really likes to surf so he really wants to go somewhere he can surf but I really don't like to surf, but I like to go to the beach and read books, so as long as there's a beach somewhere, I think we'll be very happy.
Chris: We were thinking of going somewhere completely different, for example Iceland.
Lindsay: Oh, wow.
Chris: Because my fiance found out that they have a wonderful, great big outdoor pool, with like hot water, volcanic hot water, so she's really excited to maybe to maybe go there. And also somewhere, where for the rest of your life, you're going, "Where did you go for your honeymoon? Iceland!" You know, it's somewhere a bit strange, so...
Lindsay: Right. It's supposed to beautiful - Iceland, so it will be fun. So, you'll be in the cold and I'll be on the beach.
Chris: And loving it, I'm sure.
We have to buy all the white goods.
'White goods' are appliances used in the home such washing machines, refrigerators, microwave ovens, etc. Notice the following:
- White goods are expensive in my country.
- There's a sale on white goods this weekend.
all over the place
I leave things all over the place.
When we leave things 'all over the place' that means we are disorganized and untidy. Notice the following:
- I leave my dirty clothes all over the place.
- Her office had paperwork all over the place.
I've got some bad habits.
A 'bad habit' is something we do a lot, often without thinking about it that other people find annoying or bad. Notice the following:
- Is difficult to change bad habits.
- She asked me to change my bad habits.
drove me crazy
It drove me crazy.
We use the phrase 'drove me crazy' to talk about something we dislike that happened a lot in the past. It usually refers to a repeated annoying habit or situation. Notice the following:
- His behavior drove me crazy.
- Miss Jackson's teaching style drove me crazy.
a man thing
Well, that's just a man thing.
The phrase 'a man thing' describes the way men think or the things they usually do. Notice the following:
- Football used to be a man thing, but not anymore.
- Fast cars seem to be a man thing.
drove her crazy • a man thing
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