Still no luck with the work side of things here. I had two auditions last week. One was for a TV soap opera called All at Home and the other was for a film about dinosaurs ...
Mei: No lift. I have the only flat in London with no lift.
Milton: Hey, Mei. How's it going?
Mei: Going? What's going? I'm bringing boxes in, not out.
Milton: Ha ha! Funny! Oh. You're serious, aren't you? You didn't understand.
Mei: I'm moving heavy boxes and there's no lift – I'm not making jokes.
Milton: 'How's it going?' means 'How are things?', 'How are you?', 'Is everything OK with you?'
Mei: OK. Of course, I knew that – I just wasn't concentrating. I'm fine, thanks. When I get these boxes up the stairs.
Milton: What have you been buying? IKEA, huh?
Mei: Some things for the kitchen and some shelves. And a desk and chair. All in, uh, very heavy boxes.
Milton: Here, let me help. I'll go backwards ... Ow.
Mei: I'll go backwards. Move around – no, the other way – to the right – no, no, to your right – how do you say ... clockwise?
Milton: You need to lift your end higher ...
Mei: OK, that's all of it. Thank you for your help.
Milton: You're welcome. I owe you a favour for letting me climb out of your kitchen window.
Mei: When I thought you were a criminal. A burglar.
Milton: I'm laughing, but I'm sure burglars earn more money than I do. Perhaps I'll change my career. Do you want any help putting that furniture together?
Mei: No, thanks. I'm fine. I've got some things – tools. It's easy. We have IKEA in Beijing, you know.
Milton: Well, come and knock on the door if you need me. I'm going to work at seven thirty.
Mei: You said you work in the evenings. Are you in a play?
Milton: Well, no, not exactly. Not really a play.
Mei: You're an actor, aren't you?
Milton: Yes, yes, that's right. Anyway, I'll let you get on with putting your furniture together. See you later.