[All sit down at the dining room table and begin eating. On
the table are the following dishes: tacos with a hot sauce; beef burritos; lettuce
salad with a ranch style dressing; and ice water.]
Dig in! If you want more,
let me know. The rest of the food is in the kitchen. I made the taco sauce a bit
hotter than last time.
Tastes very good. Please pass the sauce, Mel.
Sure, Dad. Better
Itís much hotter than before. Even so, I think itís delicious. I want
Thank you. I really feel happy to see you eat well.
Did any of you hear about the fire downtown?
Yes. There was a serious fire in Fashion Valley Shopping
Center. It started in a
restaurant and spread to ten other shops before firemen could control it.
People say a cook was careless. Fortunately, nobody was hurt.
A couple of the guys
were there. They said it happened so fast that a lot of
people were stuck in a
bookstore. Then a store clerk yelled for everyone to run out the back door. They
were lucky because the books burned quickly.
Yes, the store was a total loss.
Oh, I almost went shopping there today! Please talk about something else. Thatís
Right, Mom. Did you finish sewing my dress for school?
Yes, Mel. Itís upstairs on my sewing table. You can try it on tonight.
Iím finished eating. May I be excused? Iíll try it on now.