Susan: Excuse me, sir. I'm looking for a place to eat. Can you tell me if there are any restaurants in this mall?
Woman at Information Booth: Sure. There are several. What kind of food are you thinking about?
Susan: I'm not sure. Anything but fast food.
Woman: There is a nice Japanese restaurant upstairs. It's a little pricey but the food is good.
Susan: Oh. Sounds good, but I ate Japanese food last night. I'd rather try something else.
Woman: Okay. How about Italian*? Or maybe Chinese?
Susan: Italian sounds good, but so does Chinese. I just can't decide. Are there any American places here?
Woman: Yes, there's a very good steak house downstairs, and you'll find TGI Friday's** across the parking lot. What about either of those?
Susan: I'm sorry to be such a bother, but nothing strikes my fancy. I guess I just won't eat anything for awhile.
Woman: Well, I'm afraid that's all there is here in the mall.
Susan: That's too bad. I'm sorry about my indecision. I guess what, what I really need is a good buffet.
Woman: Hmmm.... I remember going to a buffet not far from here. They have foods from several different countries. It's about two blocks away. It's quite good, too.
Susan: That sounds great. Maybe I should do that.***
*The word food is implied here.
**Name of a restaurant.
***Meaning go there.
variety- many kinds ethnic- from different countries
information booth- a small place where people can ask questions and get information
mall- a shopping center with many stores
fast food- restaurants like McDonald's and Burger King. The food is usually prepared before you order it.
a bother- a problem
strikes my fancy- (slang) makes me interested
indecision- not being able to decide
buffet- a restaurant with many different kinds of foods. You serve yourself to whatever you want to eat.