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M: 陈豪，你好象很激动，What happened？
C: 啊呀，我们的总裁，Mr. Moore，让我明天请两位客户吃晚饭。我知道， 我过去一直是当陪客的，never been a host。I don't even know what to do!
M: Don't worry。当主人主要是要保证晚餐进行得顺顺当当，让客人感到舒适满意。
C: 可问题是怎么做。Tell me specifically what to do first。
M: First, of course, choose a restaurant， 找个合适的饭馆呀！
C: 哎，我们公司附近不是最近开了一个新饭馆吗？ I'll take them there。
M: 你呀，最好找一个你熟悉的饭馆，so you can be sure that the food and service will be good。
C: 那倒是，否则太危险。I did hear that new restaurant is quite noisy。
M: 太吵闹可不行，You need an atmosphere that is suitable for business conversation。
C: 有了，我想起了一个非常合适的饭馆。 Mary, would you like to have lunch there with me today to check it out?
M: Thank you. I'd love to be your guinea pig for lunch。我就做一回你的试验品吧！
C: Guinea pig! 请你吃饭还说做我的试验品！
C: So, Mary, what do you think? Will this work for the business dinner?
M: It's perfect。对了，既然你现在在这里，你可以认识一下那head waiter，把明天的帐先付了，take care of the bill for tomorrow night。
C: But isn't it risky to give someone your credit card?
M: 像样的饭馆都有信誉，so it's not risky and it's done all the time。要是你不想先付帐的话，那你当天就先告诉服务员吃完饭后把账单交给你。That will eliminate any confusion over who is paying.
C: That's a very good idea。对了，Mary，既然我们在这里，那我就先定一个比较安静，景色比较好的桌子吧。
M: A wonder idea to request a specific table for tomorrow.
C: Mary，Thank you so much.
M: You're welcome. Next time you'll know that as a host, it's your responsibility to choose an appropriate restaurant, taking care as much as possible ahead of time such as arranging for how to pay the bill and requesting a nice table. Then it will be an enjoyable evening for all.