The wife of Maine's governor has taken a summertime job as a waitress at a dockside restaurant catering to tourists to supplement the couple's income.
The Maine governor's salary is the lowest in the United States at $70,000 a year and Maine first lady Ann LePage said she is working at a seafood restaurant in Boothbay Harbor to put aside a little cash to buy a car.
LePage, 58, who sports a T-shirt, jeans and an apron at work, said customers are often taken aback when they see her at the restaurant.
At a town hall event this month, Governor Paul LePage mentioned his wife's job, saying she was following in the footsteps of their daughter who made about $28 an hour last year as a food server.
"She (my daughter) did so well that, my wife, the first lady, is waitressing this summer," he said. (Reuters)
pick up：习用语，赚、取得、获得。例句：Qualified trainees can pick up over $80 an hour.（合格的受训人员1小时可赚80美元。）
put aside：习用语，储存（钱或时间）。例句：She put aside a little money every week for a vacation.（她每周存一点钱好去度假。）
take aback：习用语，惊讶，震惊。例句：He was taken aback when a man answered his wife’s phone.（一个男人接起他妻子的电话，让他吓了一跳。）