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B: Good Afternoon.
(まだ着席していないうちだったので少しびっくり)

Good Afternoon. May I sit down?

B: Yes, please.

Thank you.

B: May I have your name, please.

My name is .......

B: Where are you from?

I'm from Utsunomiya, in Tochigi Prefecture.

A: Oh, my wife is from Tochigi near Ashikaga….!

What a co incidence!
(A は会話する時も何故か下を向いていることが分かった)

A: Today there're many people who have treatment such as massage, aromatherapy …. Why?

I think it is because Japanese are full of stress.
(おかしいと思いつつも言う)
Because many people work from early in the morning till late at night. Children have to study really hard for Japanese entrance examination which is very competitive. So not only adults but also children, even young children go to these places such as massage or aromatherapy.
(these places は間違いと思いつつも言う)

A: Oh, are they? I didn't know that.
(うなずきながら)

(笑ってごまかす)
A: The next question is ….
(ここで間合いをとってテーブル上の紙の内容を見て問題を決めながら)
These days more and more middle-aged and elderly people do walking exercise. What do you think about this?

Well, I think it's really good for them. Because I hear walking is good for their heart and lungs,(respiratory という言葉が思い付かなかったのでこのように答えた)and foot. Oh, I mean feet.(foot を feet といいなおす)Walking while talking with their family and friends is nice. So, I think that walking exercise is really good for them.
(言い足りない答えでまずいとは思ったが、AB ともにうなずいた)

A: Tell me about "Higan".

Well, it's Higan now.
(あまりにstereotypeな答えで我ながら嫌になった)

A, B: Yes. と言ってにこやかに笑ってくれる。

Higan is the weeks centering around ……(300選とおりにそらんじる。)Tomorrow I'm going to make "Ohagi." Ohagi is ….(300選のままそらんじる)It is customary for Japanese to prepare Ohagi for Higan.(A, B はともにうなずいてくれる)

A: Well, it's all over. Thank you, and I hope I can see you again.(また、「会いたいとは」とは今回はダメということか、と一瞬考えてドキッとした)

Thank you very much.

A: Thank you very much.

(A, B ともににこやかに退室を見守ってくれたが、自分の答え内容のなさにがっかり)

 
 
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