CONSULPLAN - Pref- Manhumirim MG - Professor II - Inglês - 2008
Inglês / Questões de Text Comprehension
The hurt lasts longer than the anger
When basketball star Olympic gold medal-winner Sheryl swoopes is recognized,
she gets VIP treatment. When she isnt
Recently, at a restaurant in Houston, Swoopes decieded not to pull rank by telling the hostess who she was. After she and
her friends were put on the waiting list, they watched at least two groups of white people who had come in after them were
seated. Swoopes, 30, sighs as she tells the story. I went back up to the lady and I said, Maam, how much longer is the wait?
Oh, the waits going to be about another twenty-five minutes, she replied. And I said, Ive been here at least forty-five
minutes, and I just saw you seat two other groups after I got here. I actually took her to the tables were the people were, and I
asked to speak with the manager.
The manager realized who Swoopes was. He said to me, you play for the Comets. And I said, Yes, I do. And the said,
Oh, you should have told us that, you wouldnt have had to wait at all.
Swoopes explained to him that this wasnt the point. It had nothing to do with the fact that I play basketball. It was a
black-white issue I thought it was important that they understand. It frustrated me, and it made me mad, but more than that, it
hurt my feelings. Her soft voice rises on those last four words. The anger I can deal with, and I eventually got over that, but
the hurt lasts a lot longer. (GOODHOUSEKEEPING. November, 2001. p.134.).
The best synonym for "mad" in " and it made me mad" is: