My second assignment in the new course I’m taking online, Write Your Life Story, has us practicing dialogue. The assignment called for no more than 100, but this turned out to be 150 words. Oh well.
“Welcome to PF Chang’s,” our waiter greeted us. “My name is Rob, I’ll be your server today. Can I start you off with something to drink?”
“I’ll have your iced tea, please.”
“Same for me,” answered my dining companion.
We both reached for the menus handed to us and said, “Thank you,” in unison.
“Do you know what you want?” I asked him.
“I have no idea. I haven’t eaten here for a while. Do you have anything to recommend?” He opened the menu and perused the selections.
“Well, I haven’t had anything here that I didn’t like,” I answered. “Of course, I tend to pick between my two favorites every time I come here. Maybe I’ll try something new today for a change.”
We both sat in silence for a while, looking at all the options as Rob returned with our drinks. “Can I interest you in an appetizer?”