Disagreements About Spending Money
Ezra: Wait a minute. What happened to the $500 in our joint account?
Charlotte: I probably paid bills with it. You know that our paychecks barely cover our monthly expenses.
夏洛特：我可能是拿去付账单了 。你知道我们的薪水几乎全用来支付每月的花销了 。
Ezra: I know, but I was counting on that $500 to pay for new tires for my car.
Charlotte: Do you really need new tires right now? The way I look at it, if there’s any balance in our account, I have dibs on it for some new shoes.
Ezra: Forget it. The tires are a necessity and your shoes are not. We’re each supposed to have $150 a month for discretionary spending for nonessentials and new shoes definitely falls into that category.
以斯拉：休想 。轮胎是必需品而鞋子不是 。我们每人每月都有150美元的可自由支配资金来购置不重要的东西，新鞋绝对属于这类用品 。
Charlotte: You don’t need to spend $500 for a set of new tires. You just want to splash the cash for some fancy ones.
夏洛特：购买一套新轮胎应该不需要花费500美元 。你是想剩点闲钱购置高档产品吧 。
Ezra: Let’s stop arguing about who gets to spend the money and first figure out what happened to it. According to this, the money was withdrawn from our account for automatic contributions to our retirement accounts.
以斯拉：咱们先不要争论谁来花这笔钱，咱们先弄清楚发生了什么吧 。这里显示，这笔钱已经从联合账户自动转到咱们的退休账户上了 。
Charlotte: Our what?
Ezra: Our retirement accounts. Remember last month we decided to start saving money for retirement?
Charlotte: Whose harebrained idea was that? Do you think we can get the money back?
Ezra: I’m not sure, but if we can, I have dibs!
1.joint account 联合账户
例句:She and Frank had never gotten around to opening a joint account.
2.counting on 依靠；指望
例句:He is counting on winning seats and perhaps a share in the new government.
3.retirement account 退休户头
例句:Payout from an individual retirement account may not begin until a certain age.
4.fall into 落入；分成
例句:These books fall into several categories.