Woman: Hello! What’s your name?
Man: Oh, hi, I’m Rich.
Woman: Nice to meet you, Rich. I’m Maggie.
Man: Nice to meet you.
Woman: So, are you having a good time?
Man: Yeah, kind of. Actually, to tell the truth, I don’t like parties that much.
Woman: I saw you didn’t look too happy! Why don’t you have a drink?
Man: No thanks. I have an important meeting in the morning.
Woman: So, well, tell me a little bit about yourself.
Man: There’s not much to tell, really. I work in an office, and I like the usual things: reading, watching films, and so on.
Woman: So if you don’t mind my asking, why did you come?
Man: You know James, the host?
Woman: Yes, of course, we’re good friends.
Man: Well, he’s my boss, and I wanted to make an appearance.
Woman: Oh, I see! Anyway, you’re here now, why not talk to some people? Would you like to meet my friends? I’m afraid I’m married, but I have a lot of single friends.
Man: Um, well, I think I’m okay here, thanks all the same.
Woman: So what, you’re just going to stand there like a wallflower all evening?
Man: That’s a bit rude.
Woman: Some people might say that coming to a party and not talking to anyone was rude.
Man: Uh, yeah, maybe… I have to go to the toilet, excuse me for a moment.
Woman: Don’t let me keep you.