31. Shopping in the Dime Store 在低价商店购物
A: Do you carry black ink?
B: The ink should be next to the paper clips and thumb tacks in the stationary
A: I've looked, but I didn't see any black ink.
B: Then I'm afraid there's none in stock.
A: Well, I'll settle for blue-black. I'll also take a dozen airmail envelopes.
B: They come in packages of ten or twenty.
A: Give me a package of twenty, then. And where do I find shoelaces?
B: On counter
A: Thank you. I never can find my way around this store.
B: I know. It took me three weeks, and I work here.
Dime store 一角商店(美国出售低价小商品的百货店)
In stock 有货
Settle for-be satisfied with
Find my way around 找得到应去的地方
B：我知道。我在这儿工作，花了三个星期才熟悉。32. Trading Stamps 用赠券换东西
A: Every time I go to the grocery
, the clerk asks me if I save stamps. I always say no, but sometimes I get them anyway.
B: Oh, never turn them down. You can always find someone who'll take them. People spend hours pasting them in little books, and when a book is full, they drive miles to a redemption center where the stamps can be traded for things like pillow cases, or playing cards, or garden tools. But you have to save millions of them to get anything worth having.
Turn them down-refuse them
Redemption center 用赠券换取礼品的商店
B：啊，别丢掉它。你总会找到回收赠券的人。有些人花时间把赠券粘贴在小本子上，当一本贴满后，开几英里的车到回收中心去，在那儿可以用赠券交换像枕头套、扑克牌或修整花园的工具等东西。不过你得收集相当多张才能换回一些有重要价值的东西。33. Best Seller 畅销书
A: What's that book you have under your arm?
B: It's the best seller
everone's been talking about for the last six months.
A: How in the world did you get a copy? I've had a hold in at the public library for weeks, and I'm still waiting my turn.
B: I checked it out of the rental library. It only costs five cents a day.
A: Is it really worth paying for?
B: I can't tell yet. I haven't got beyond the first chapter.
A: If it's any good, I'll buy a copy when it comes out in the pocket edition
Had a hold in 预订(借阅)
Rental library 出租书籍的图书馆
Can't tell-cannot be certain