Daily English 618 - Eating at a Casual Restaurant
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Russell: Why aren’t you eating? Is there something the matter with your food?
Nadia: No, the food is fine.
Russell: What’s wrong?
Nadia: I’m not sure how to put this. I really like going to diners and hole in the walls with you, and I love mom and pop restaurants as much as you do. For me, it’s the food that counts, not the ambiance, but...
Russell: I thought you’d love this place. It’s my favorite greasy spoon.
Nadia: I do like it. It’s just that when you invited me out for my birthday and said that it would be something really special, I thought you might take me somewhere else.
Russell: Is that why you wore that nice new dress? You thought I was taking you to a fancy restaurant, with tablecloths, mood lighting, and snooty waiters.
Russell: This is much better, don’t you think? We get to sit in this comfortable booth, listen to the jukebox, and watch our food being cooked behind the counter. I can’t think of a better dining experience. Don’t you agree?
Nadia: Uh, sure.
Russell: And don’t think you’re not getting something special for your birthday. I planned it all ahead of time.
Nadia: You did? Really? What is it?
Russell: I ordered you a whole pie!
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