JP is circling the duty-free gift shop, despairing about bringing a proper gift. The smartly-dressed 服務員 attendant gracefully and confidently approaches.
JP: Are these all chocolates?
服務員 smiling proudly: These are dried fruit, those are nuts.
JP: And they’re all covered with chocolate.
服務員 smiling proudly: Correct.
JP: I’d like gift that is essentially Taiwan. Are these (pointing to macadamia nuts) typical Taiwan?
服務員 looking concerned: They are probably from Asia.
JP: Ah, from Asia. But the picture is very nice.
JP: Yes, but this is a gift for a… Mainland friend; they may become angry.
服務員 smiling proudly: Correct, they may become angry.
JP: I’ll take this one.
服務員 smiling proudly: Would you like any tea leaves?
JP: No thank you.
(服務員 smilies proudly and offers a grand gesture to the cashier’s desk)