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I’ll Take You
Diana: Oh, George…hi, how are you? Listen, I’m in a terrible hurry. The bank closes in twenty minutes.
George: Is your bank near here?
Diana: Yes, it’s only four blocks away–on Vine Street.
George: Well, get in. I’ll take you.
Diana: Are you sure? It’s not out of your way?
George: No, not at all.
Diana: This is so nice of you, George. Thank you.
George: You’re welcome.
We Must be Out of Them
David: Hi! Sorry I’m late. I missed the bus.
Edie: Oh, that’s O. K. I had time to clean up before you come.
David: You don’t look very good.
Edie: I must be getting a cold. I’ve been sneezing all day. A-A-ATCHOO!
David: Bless you.
Edie: Thank you.
David: You must be getting a cold. Why don’t you go lie down? I’ll bring you some aspirin.
David: I don’t see any aspirin in the medicine cabinet.
Edie: We must be out of them.
David: I’ll go to the drugstore. Is there anything else we need?
Edie: Could you get some…ATCHOO…
David: I don’t know if they sell ATCHOO there, but I’ll check!
Patricia: When can I see Dr. Know?
Nurse: He won’t be free until tomorrow.
Patricia: Can I make an appointment?
Nurse: Sure. How about tomorrow at ten o’clock?
Patricia: Can you make it at nine?
Nurse: I check to see if he’s available. I’m sorry but he’s tied up until ten o’clock.
Patricia: Well, can’t you squeeze me in, somehow?
Nurse: I’m afraid not. How about after lunch?
Patricia: Will one o’clock be all right?
Nurse: That’s perfect. Thank you.
Traffic Rules (2)
Police Officer: Excuse me. May I see your licence?
Kay: I’m afraid I’ve left it at home.
P.O.: In that case, you’ll have to take it to the police station within five days.
Kay: But…but why?
P.O.: You were speeding, ma’am.
Kay: But I was only doing 75!
P.O.: There’s a 70km/h speed limit on this road, ma’am.
Kay: Is there? I didn’t see the sign…
P.O.: Well, ma’am. We’ve been following you.
Kay: So you were doing 75, too.
P.O.: No, ma’am. We were doing 90km/h… and we couldn’t catch you!
Louis: Waiter! Could we have the bill, please?
Waiter: Can I put it all on one bill?
Louise: No, we’d prefer separate checks.
Waiter: Your bill’s eighteen dollars.
Louise: That seems expensive. Would you check it again please?
Waiter: Sorry, ma’am. This is your friend’s bill. Here is yours; it’s twenty-four dollars and sixteen cents!