Here is a dialogue I witnessed at a local movie theatre recently:
A woman walks up to the movie theatre ticket window, with her husband following close behind her.
Ticket Seller: Hello! How can I help you?
(after an awkward silence)
(I don’t think she realized that she didn’t need to answer in the form of a question … it wasn’t Jeopardy … and I don’t think she knew that a normal volume would be sufficent)
Ticket Seller: Did you want the 10:45 showing?
Woman: YES. (she turned to her husband) Do you have cash?
Husband pushes a $20 bill to the ticket seller.
Ticket Seller: Just two tickets?
Woman: YES. THANK YOU!
It became obvious that this couple doesn’t go to the movies very often. I decided to wait to see Spiderman at a later date.