Heidi:You look very relaxed reading magazines in the middle of the workday.
Tim:It's my job.I'm tasked with spotting new trends.
蒂姆:这是我的工作 。我的职责是掌握流行趋势第一手资料 。
Heidi:And you do that by reading magazines with your feet up?
I also frequent places where hipsters hang out, listening to their conversations and observing what they're wearing, eating, drinking, and doing.
Heidi:That doesn't sound too onerous.
Tim:It's all about finding the trendsetters, the people who are beta testers and early adopters.
These are also the bellwethers for when a trend has run its course.
Heidi:Can't you just see what people are buying?
Tim:By then,it's too late.
Those are people who are jumping on the bandwagon,not the movers and shakers.
Heidi:Well,don't look at me.
I lag behind every trend and don't have any idea what's in or out.
Tim:Luckily, you have me to tell you.
I've been meaning to talk to you about your choice of footwear...
early adopter 早期使用者；早期接受者
jumping on the bandwagon 随大流
lag behind 滞后；落后；落在后面