52. Hoping to Watch the Game (B)

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Mike: Maria. Are you getting tired at all?

Maria: Tired? Tired of what?

Mike: Tired of walking around the mall.

Maria: No, not really. Are you tired?

Mike: No, I'm fine. I was just wondering... Are you getting hungry?

Maria: Maybe a little. But I'm not really hungry. Are you hungry?

Mike: Not at all. There sure are a lot of people at the mall today, don't you think?

Maria: It's pretty typical for a Saturday.

Mike: All these people kind of make you want to leave. Doesn't it?

Maria: Mike. Why are you asking me all the questions?

Mike: Questions? What questions? I was just making conversation.

Maria: I get the feeling that's not true. Do you want to leave, Mike?

Mike: Not if you don't. I just wanted to make sure you were fine. I mean, it's not like I have anything to do today.

Maria: Are you sure about that? Something tells me you want to go home.

Mike: What makes you say that?

Maria: You've been giving me reasons for wanting to leave. Mike, you can be honest with me. Do you want to leave? I promise I will understand whatever the reason may be.

Mike: Alright, you saw right through me. I do want to go home.

Maria: I knew it! Why do you want to go back home now?

Mike: I want to catch a football game on television.

Maria: A football game! Mike, are you kidding me?

Mike: Hey, you said you would understand!

Maria: I'd understand if you were tired or even hungry, but a football game? That I cannot understand.

Mike: It's a big game, Maria. My school, UCLA, is playing USC! Look, I promise I'll make it up to you if we leave right now.

Maria: Alright, but I am holding you to that promise. Don't think for a second that I won't remember.

Mike: Alright, okay. Let's just get going already. The game is going to start in thirty minutes.

Maria: I cannot believe you, Mike. A football game, really?

Mike: Yes, really. Now, come on. There's the exit!