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Todd: So Ruthie, what did you do today?
Ruth: Well, I got up quite early this morning actually, to go shopping.
Todd: Oh, yeah? Ooh, shopping.
Ruth: I really like shopping.
Todd: That’s true, but you’re on a budget. You’re trying to save money.
Ruth: I know but it was my brother’s birthday. Well, it is my brother’s birthday in a week or so.
Todd: Oh, no kidding.
Todd: So, what did you get your brother for his birthday?
Ruth: Well, it was quite difficult to find something that I thought he would like but I got him some cakes in the end, some Japanese cakes.
Todd: Japanese cakes?
Ruth: Yeah, they’re in like a special presentation box.
Todd: So, what do you think you’re brother will think of the cakes?
Ruth: I don’t think he’ll like them actually.
Ruth: Well, he likes chocolate cake and they look like they’ve got kind of chocolate inside but it’s bean paste. I think he’ll be disappointed.
Todd: So what did you brother get you for your last birthday?
Ruth: That’s a good question. He always gives me money and he often gives me chocolate as well. He’s very generous.
Todd: Actually, I’m the same way. Guys like to give money. Money is so easy. No shopping involved.
Ruth: It’s practical though, it’s good.
Todd: Now, I’ve been told that when you give money for a gift. It’s actually very impolite.
Todd: Is that true? Yeah.
Ruth: Why is that?
Todd: I don’t know. Some people say it’s just really impersonal. That you should take the time to get a gift.
Ruth: Really? I really think if anybody gave me money I would be so pleased. It’s a good present.
Todd: Exactly, that’s what I think.