Hello, and welcome to Thomas Cook! How can I help you?
I’d like to book a holiday please. One for all of the next years.
One for all of the … next years?
That’s right. All of them.
All of them?
But only one holiday! Ha ha! I’m not made of money!
No, indeed, but about these next years you’re talking about?
What exactly are you talking about?
Oh! Oh, well, you have a sign up in your window regarding booking a holiday for the next years.
No, no, that’s a holiday for next year. Next year’s holiday.
Oh, I see. Oh. Ah, well, that’s not what your sign says.
I’m very sorry about that. But, anyway, would you like to book a holiday? For next year.
Yes, I suppose so. I assume I’m getting it at half price.
Half price? Er, no. Why?
Your sign guarentees ten percent off. That’s half price.
Sir is losing me. Ten percent is a tenth.
Well of course ten percent is a tenth! I’m not a complete idiot. But you’re guarenteeing it!
That multiplies the figure by five.
It … what? No, it doesn’t.
Yes it does.
No, it means we absolutely promise that you can have what we’re promising. No doubt about it. What we’re saying … well, that’s what you’ll get.
So it’s a bit like guaranteeing then?
It is guaranteeing.
I don’t think it is.
Sir has now lost me.
This is dreadful service. I’d like to speak to your manneger. Or your soupavizer.