conversation between Miss Strangeworth, Mr. Lewis, and Mrs. Harper
Miss Strangeworth: "Good morning, Mr. Lewis."
Mr.Lewis: "Good morning, Miss Strangeworth. Such a lovely day."
Miss Straneworth: "It is a very nice day." (She looks out the window.) "I would like a chop, please, Mr. Lewis, a small, lean veal chop."
(She notices Mr. Lewis bringing in a box of strawberries and walks toward them)
"Are those strawberries from Arthur Parker's garden? They are early this year."
Mr. Lewis: "He brought them in this morning. Would you like to have some?"
Miss Stangeworth: "Yes, of course. I shall have a box."
(She looks around the store and points at a can.)
"And also a can of cat food, and I think a tomato."
(Mr. Lewis nods his head lethargically)
Miss Strangeworth: "What day is it today, Mr. Lewis."
Mr. Lewis: "It's Tuesday."
(Miss Stangeworth hesitates and sighs)
Miss Strangeworth: "It's Tuesday, Mr.
Lewis. You forgot to remind me."
Mr. Lewis: "Did I? Sorry...."
Miss Strangeworth: "Imagine your forgetting that I always buy my tea on Tuesday."
(She smiles) A quarter pound of tea please, Mr. Lewis. By the way, I think you should have some tea right now to stimulate your brain."
Mr. Lewis: "Thank you, Miss Strangeworth. You know, I don't like tea. My grandson was jumping around my house last night. I couldn't fall asleep."
Miss Strangeworth: " Oh, I just saw him on my way here. He was showing off his new hat to his friends."
Mr. Lewis: "A new hat?" (He whispered.)
Miss Strangeworth: "I think that's all I need, Mr. Lewis."(She interrupts him.)
Mr. Lewis: " Oh, Okay. Thank you Miss Strangeworth. Have a lovely day."
Miss Strangeworth: "Yes, it will be lovely."
Mrs. Harper: Morning, Adela! (wave hands)