欲加强难度还请移步《地道美语听力播客（快速版）》 Ruth:I'm really glad you're getting so much support from the public.
Look at all of these bags of fan mail.
Carl:Only about half of that is fan mail. The rest is hate mail.
Ruth:Hate mail? Who would send you hate mail?
Carl:Lots of people. People who are disgruntled write to me about their grievances.
Carl:Don't look so surprised.
We've gotten bomb threats, and I've even received a few death threats.
Ruth:Death threats?Aren't you worried about your personal safety?
Most people are just venting and others are trying to intimidate me.
I'm not going to buckle under just because I get a few letters.
Ruth:But it only takes one mentally unbalanced person to carry through on threats.
Have you considered getting a bodyguard?
Carl:No, I don't need any protection.
I just need to keep plugging away and getting things done.
Ruth:I finally know what to get you for your birthday.
Ruth:A bulletproof vest.