Bobby: How‘s tricks this week Kelly?
Kelly: Pretty good, thanks Bobby. What about yourself?
Bobby: Everything is just great for me. But I feel a little washed out.
Kelly: Really? I have a similar feeling – like I just need to disappear for a few weeks to recharge my batteries.
Bobby: Maybe we could just take-off and escape?
Kelly: No we can‘t. We have responsibilities that we can‘t back-out from.
Bobby: Like what!
Kelly: Like school, our part-time jobs and our families!
Bobby: Oh yeah! I didn‘t think that one through too carefully.
NEW WORDS （生词）
1) Tricks: everything in your life
Tricks has many meanings but in this context it is a question meaning ‘how is your life‘.
2) Washed out: tired and bored with your life
Whenever I feel washed-out I go on a quick holiday and then I feel much better.
3) Recharge: to out life or energy back into something
Every night I recharge my mobile phone and myself!
4) Back-out: when you agree to do something and then change you mind
So many times I want to back-out of my job, but then I remember the pay at the end of the month.
Jessie: If you could back-out of all your responsibilities and run away, where would you go?
Tina: To a distant island along way from everyone.
Jessie: What would you do all day?
Tina: Lie on the beach and sleep to recharge my batteries.
Jessie: Sounds ideal. I would go to a big, busy city.
Tina: Why would you go somewhere full of strange people?
Jessie: So I wouldn‘t see anyone who knew me at all.
Tina: And what would you do all day?
Jessie: Shop! Shop until I couldn‘t shop any more.
Tina: I will sing you a song about running away then!