I needed a new dress for a wedding I was attending next week so I went to the mall during my lunch hour. The mall had a big variety of stores, including two department stores so I was sure to find something that was just right. I found a space in the parking structure and entered the mall through the main entrance. This was right next to the food court.
Okay, where to start?
I headed to one of the two department stores. On the way there, though, I saw a nice dress in a window display of a women's clothing store. I decided to go in. As I walked in, I saw a sales clerk hanging some shirts on a rack. She said, \"Hi, can I help you find something?‚\"
\"Oh, I'm just browsing,\" I said.
\"Okay. Let me know if you need any help.\" I told her \"thanks\" and started looking around the store. There were some nice sweaters folded on the shelves and some dress pants on the racks. I made my way toward the back of the store and found the same dress I saw in the window display. And, it was on sale! It was 50% off. I started looking for my size. There were plenty of smalls and larges, but no mediums.
The sales clerk was walking by just then so I asked her, \"Do you have any other sizes in the back?\" But, I was out of luck. This was all they had.
\"But,\" she said, \"I have this dress in a medium and it's been marked down, too. Would you like to try it on?\" I said I did and followed her to the dressing room. She said, \"My name is Cheryl. Let me know if you need anything else.\" I tried the dress on and it fit perfectly. I liked the color, too.
I took the dress to the register. The sales clerk asked, \"Are you ready?\" I told her I was and she started ringing me up. The clerk told me the total and asked me, \"How would you like to pay for this?‚\"
\"With my MasterCard,\" I said and handed her my credit card.
She processed the card and asked me sign the credit card receipt. She handed me a copy and a bag with my new dress in it. She said, \"There you go. I hope you like the dress. Thanks for coming in.‚\"
I thanked her and left. I couldn't believe I got my shopping done so quickly. There's a first time for everything.Еще ESL Podcast 36