- aWould you like some more of this punch?
- bNo, I don't think so.
- aWhy not?
- bI'm afraid of it. It's sweet, but I think it's pretty strong;
- aNo, not at all. I've had five glasses already.
- bYes, I can tell.
- aWhat? Do you think I'm drunk?
- bNo, I'm just kidding. But you do look like you're having a good time.
- aSo, c'mon. Have another glass of punch. It's just fruit juice.
- bIt's not just fruit juice. But alright. I'll have one more glass.
- aSteve, are you trying to push that punch on poor Susan here?You shouldn't trust this guy, you know. He likes to see people get drunk.
- bOh, Kevin! How can you accuse me?You are the one who made this punch. It's your party!I didn't pour the three bottles of vodka in it, did I?
- aThere aren't three bottles of vodka in there, Steve.
- bNo, you're right. There are two bottles of vodka.
- aBut you said it wasn't strong, Steve.And now you're saying there are two bottles of vodka in it.
- bYes, I guess you caught me there.
- aSo how long have you been with the company?
- bTwo years. I was hired by Kevin here.
- aYes, that was my mistake.
- bKevin likes to tease me now, but it's true that he hired me.
- aHe was really well-qualified for the job.You can see, Susan, that I didn't hire him for his good looks.
- bYou are very funny tonight, Kevin.
- aNo, he seems good-looking enough to me.It's just maybe that his manners aren't too good.
- bI am in a room full of comedians here.Are you both going to be making such good jokes at the office too?
- aNo, we will have work to do at the office. We will let you make the jokes.But excuse me for a moment, I have to check on something in the kitchen.You behave here, alright, Steve?
- bYes, Ma'am. I'll be good. Would you like some more punch?