At the Bookshop
Assistant: Do you need help, sir?
Customer: Sorry? Well, I… I am a little bit lost here.
Assistant: I’m here to help. Is there anything you are looking for in particular?
Customer: Well, umm, yes. I’d like something about mental health.
Assistant: The mental health shelf is just down this aisle. Would you like to come with me there?
Customer: Sure, sure!
Assistant: Here we are. Any special topics or authors you are interested in?
Customer: I am actually looking for something about yoga.
Assistant: Here are the yoga books. If you are just getting acquainted with this topic, let me recommend you this one: Yoga for Beginners. It contains a lot of practical advice as well as a description of the underlying philosophy.
Customer: Thank you. That’s exactly what I am looking for.
At the Chemicals Department
Customer: Excuse me, can you help me? I am looking for the 5kg Persil Colour.
Assistant: I am afraid, madam, it’s temporarily out of stock. But let me check it on the computer. I may be mistaken. Well, let’s see…. Yes, I’m sorry, madam, it’s gone.
Customer: I should have known. It was on sale. People buy such things quite quickly.
Assistant: If it is the price that you are going for, let me recommend you a new product. It is manufactured by a local company. That is why it’s much cheaper than Persil that has to be imported.
Customer: And what about the efficiency?
Assistant: Well, madam it basically contains the same elements as Persil. Just compare the ‘Components’ tables. Here is this product, BioActive, and here is a 500g Persil.
Customer: Yes, the active elements are the same. I’ll get it then.
Assistant: Good choice, madam. You’ll not regret it.
Az elektronikai osztályon
At the Electronics Department (1)
Assistant: Can I help you, madam?
Customer: Yes, sure. I am just confused which microwave oven to choose among these three.
Assistant: Well, madam, if you allow some advice, I would definitely recommend the Philips one.
Assistant: Yes madam, I have this brand at home and I am perfectly satisfied with it. Of course it depends on what you intend to use it for.
Customer: Well, mainly for warming up food, of course. But I would also like to try the grill function. My pervious one did not have a grill.
Assistant: I do not want to push you, madam, but I have to tell you that this one truly makes your toast and chicken crispy. Many microwave ovens have a grill function. But this one truly behaves like one of those old metal grills we were used to.
Customer: It sounds really good! I do miss those old-fashioned grills that used to make my food really crispy. And what about the heating function?
Assistant: Well, that is more or less the same with most microwave ovens. This one maybe has a little finer distinction between degrees.
Customer: OK, I’ll take it.
Assistant: Good choice, madam. I hope you will be as satisfied with it as I am.