So, I was travelling on the 4 Train from Brooklyn to The Bronx (my usual 718-718 trip), and found a Chinese-language newspaper on one of the seats. Struck by an impulse to check it out (mainly to check out what sorts of advertisements would be featured), I found this cute little English dialogue lesson. I have highlighted my favorite lines, which are pure comedy gold:
A: Good evening, Mr. Benson. Thank you so much for inviting me to dinner.
B: Not at all, Mr. Abe. I'm so happy you could me (sic). What will you have to drink? A highball? Or would you prefer a cocktail?
A: Nothing, thanks, I don,t (sic) drink.
B: How about a beer, then?
A: Not even beer, thanks. But please don't let me stop you from having some.
B: Please sit over here, Mr. Abe. I hope you like onion soup. It's the first course.
A: It's a real favorite of mine.
B: Which soup do you prefer, consomme or potage?
A: Usually I prefer consomme.
B: I do too.
A: These are wonderful appetizers. I am extremely fond of caviar on toast.
B: Please help yourself to more.
A: How do you fine (sic) the lobster?
B: It's excellent.
A: I don't believe I've ever eaten such a delicious lobster before.
Am I the only one who'd like to hang out with this Mr. Benson? As long as he's not driving, that is.