33. Antique Shopping (B)

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Maria: Wow, this place is huge. Look at all these antiques. There's so much to look at.

Mike: You can say that again. It sure smells funny in here.

Janet: I love the smell of antique furniture. I'm going to go browse on my own if that's okay with you two.

Maria: Go ahead, Mom. Mike and I will be looking around, too. Just don't get lost in the store.

Janet: Hey, that used to be my line.

(Maria laughs at her mom's remark. Mike and Maria walk towards another direction.)

Mike: How long has your mother liked antique shops?

Maria: For as long as I can remember.

Mike: Does she ever actually buy any of these old things?

Maria: She buys antiques all the time. You should see her house. The place is littered with antiques.

Mike: What does your dad think about it?

Janet: He thinks it's a waste of money. But he is supportive of her hobby.

Mike: I don't understand how antiques can cost more than actual new things. Look at this sofa, for example.

(Mike shows Maria the price tag.)

Mike: You can get a new and better couch for a lesser price at a furniture store.

Maria: Mike, I don't think you understand antique shopping. It's just a hobby you acquire.

Mike: An expensive hobby.

Maria: That's for sure.

(An hour passes, and Janet decides to buy an antique lamp. She finds Mike and Maria.)

Janet: I'm ready to leave if you two are.

Mike: That's a nice lamp you got there. Do you mind if I take a look at it.

(Janet hands Mike the lamp.)

Mike: I hope you don't mind, but I'm going to buy this lamp for you, Janet, as a parting gift.