On the telephone.
Attendant: Good afternoon. Royal Restaurant. May I help you?
Henry: Good afternoon. I’d like to book a table this evening.
Attendant: Yes, sir. Could I have your name?
Henry: Sure. Henry Brown.
Attendant: Okay. And how many of you should we expect?
Henry: Six. I need a table for six, probably seven.
Attendant: No problem. I’ll keep a table for eight. What time will we have the pleasure of seeing you and your guests, sir?
Henry: I think at about 6:30 p.m.
Attendant: Good. We’ll keep your table until 7:00 p.m. But we can’t guarantee that your table will be available after 7:00 p.m.
Henry: I understand.
Attendant: Thank you. Anything else I can do?
Henry: No. Thank you. Bye!