I was vacationing in Miami, Florida, and I went into a souvenir store to get some gifts for friends back home.
Lydia: Could you show me where the T-shirts are?
Clerk: Sure, they’re on the left, along the wall. Can I help you find something?
Lydia: I’d like to get a T-shirt, but I’m not sure about the size. It’s for a friend who is about your size.
Clerk: Well, in that case, you'll need a large . I only have these in medium or small, but I have these two in size large.
Lydia: Do you have anything in another color or another style?
Clerk: How about this one?
Lydia: That’s great. Could you also recommend a gift for a young woman?
Clerk: We have a lot of locally-made items. I don’t think you want a mug, a key chain, or a snow globe. But, how about some jewelry?
Lydia: Oh, this bracelet is nice. How much is it?
Clerk: It’s on sale for $36.
Lydia: Okay. I’ll take the T-shirt and the bracelet. Do you have a box for the bracelet?
Clerk: Sure, no problem. That will be $59.60 with tax.
Lydia: There you go.
Clerk: Here’s your change. Thanks for coming in!
Script by Dr. Lucy Tse