SHOP ASSISTANT : Good afternoon, madam. What can I do for you?
CUSTOMER : Good afternoon, I'd like to look at some shirts.
SHOP ASSISTANT : Cottons or synthetics, madam?
CUSTOMER : Terycots, if you have some.
SHOP ASSISTANT : Sure, madam. Over here, if you don't mind. We have an excellent range of shirts in terycot. These striped ones are new arrivals.
CUSTOMER : I rather fancy those blue ones with red stripes.
SHOP ASSISTANT :' Well, they're men's shirts. But nowadays . . .
CUSTOMER : Could you take them out, please?
SHOP ASSISTANT : What's the collar-size, madam?
CUSTOMER : Fifteen.
SHOP ASSISTANT : Fifteen? Are you sure, madam?
CUSTOMER : Yes. I'm sure.
SHOP ASSISTANT : Here you are, madam.
CUSTOMER : How much is it?
SHOP ASSISTANT : That's two hundred and nineteen rupees ninety-five paise. Plus taxes. Would you like to try it on?
CUSTOMER : Try it on? No. Could you gift-wrap it? You see, it's a gift to my husband on his birthday!
SHOP ASSISTANT : I see! (Later) Here it is! I've stuck on it a little card saying 'Happy Birthday!'
CUSTOMER : That's very kind of you, young man. Bye!
SHOP ASSISTANT : Good-bye, madam. Call again.