I’ve got a promotion at work, but all John did make a joke about it. He has a real chip on his _______. I think he is just jealous.
Correct Answer: GET
Structure: have a chip on shoulder: easily resentful thinking they were not treated fairly in the past
Translated: I just got a promotion, but all John did was make fun of this. He is really angry. I think he’s just jealous.
=> Choose the answer NO
It’s an exciting feeling when you receive a promotion at work. You worked hard and you deserve to be rewarded for your efforts. Unfortunately, not everyone is as excited for you as you are.
John, a colleague of mine, made a joke about my promotion. It felt like a real slap in the face. It felt like he was trying to undermine my success and make me feel bad about my accomplishment.
I think John has a chip on his shoulder. He’s jealous of my success and he’s trying to take it out on me. It’s sad to see someone so bitter and resentful of the success of others.
I’m not going to let John’s comments get me down. I’m going to continue to celebrate my promotion and be proud of what I’ve achieved. I’m going to remember that John’s comments are a reflection of how he feels about himself, not about me.
At the end of the day, I’m the one who got the promotion. I worked hard for it and I deserve to be proud of it. I’m going to keep my head held high and focus on my success.