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242 no show; lala land
李华告诉Larry说，她跟一个学生约好，十点在她的办公室见面，谈谈这个学生的成绩，可以这个学生没有赴约。李华今天要学两个常用语no show和lala land。
LL: So, you made an appointment with this student to talk about his grades, and he was a no show?
LH: A no show? 对呀，他没来，没有出现，所以叫no show。这种说法简洁明了。
LL: Right, a no show is some one who doesn't show up when they have agreed to. But, it is really rude to be a no show.
LH: 确实不礼貌。我专门跑到办公室来，等了他好长时间，谁知道他却是个no show。
LL: So, he didn't even call you to tell you that he wasn't going to come? It is even ruder to be a no show and not have called to let the person know you can't come.
LL: Well, maybe something unexpected happened to him. There might be a good reason why he was a no show.
LL: Well, maybe he was a no show because his car broke down, or he got lost, or even worse maybe he had an accident.
LL: I remember one time when I was in college I made an appointment with a professor and ended up being a no show because my car ran out of gas.
LL: I felt so bad about being a no show, the first thing I did when I got to a phone was call the professor and apologize.
LL: Have you ever been a no show for anything, Li Hua?
LL: That's not so bad. Lots of students are no shows for classes.
LH: 不好意思的是，那是我教的一门课。(Phone rings) 等等，我接一下电话。
LL: Hey, was that your student? Did he have a good reason for being a no show or was he just in lala land?
LH: 打电话的就是那个学生。你为什么会觉得他在lala land呢？Lala land在哪呀？
LL: Lala land isn't a real place. It is a state of mind. It is where you go when you are day dreaming and not paying attention to the things going on in the real world.
LH: 我明白了，lala land不是一个地方，而是仙境、幻境的意思，做白日梦就是去了 "lala land"。这样说来，那个学生确实是去了lala land。
LL: Really?! He was off in lala land when he forgot his appointment with you?
LL: Yes, it sounds like he was in lala land. So what did you say when he told you this?
LH: 虽然我知道"忘了"不能算是失约的理由，但我还是很高兴他能打电话来道歉，谁都有忘事的时候。换句话说，大家可能都到过lala land。
LL: That's right. Just last week I was a no show for a haircut appointment because I was off in Lala land.
LL: Let me guess, you were so far off in lala land, you didn't even know the student was there!
今天李华学到了两个常用语。一个是no show，意思是失约。另外一个是lala land，意思是身处幻境，心不在焉。
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