(16)At the Airport
A Taiwan businessman meets an American buyer at the airport.
Mr. Li : You must be Ms. Rogers from Chicago?
Ms. Rogers : And you must be Mr. Li. Thank you for meeting me.
Mr. Li : It's my pleasure. Welcome to Taipei.
Ms. Rogers : It's good to be here.
Mr. Li : How was your flight?
Ms. Rogers : Long, but quite comfortable. China Airlines treats its passengers well.
Mr. Li : Did you have any trouble clearing customs?
Ms. Rogers : Oh no. They were quite quick and efficient.
Mr. Li : I've got a company car waiting. Would you like to go to your hotel to rest and freshen up? Then perhaps later on this afternoon we could start our business discussions.
Ms. Rogers : That sounds fine. How long will it take from the airport to the hotel?
Mr. Li : About an hour, depending on traffic.
Ms. Rogers : Will I be meeting any other members of your company?
Mr. Li : Perhaps you'd like to continue our discussions over dinner tonight. That would give some of our other staff members a chance to meet you.
Ms. Rogers : That sounds like a wonderful idea.
A Taiwanese businessman sees an American businesswoman off at the airport.
Ms. Bronson: I checked at the ticket counter, and they say the plane will be on schedule.
Mr. Yi : Good. I hope you have a safe and comfortable trip.