At an accommodation agency
MARTIN: Good morning. My name is Martin Nelson. Are you the manager?
MANAGER: Yes, I am. How can I help you, Mr Nelson?
MARTIN: I want an apartment in central London.
MANAGER: Certainly, Mr Nelson. How much rent do you want to pay?
MARTIN: No more than 1,000 a month
MANAGER: 1,000 a month? We don’t often have apartments as inexpensive as that. Not in central London. We have one apartment for 2,179 a month in Notting Hill. It’s down near the station in Northend Avenue.
MARTIN: Is it furnished?
MANAGER: No. lt’s unfurnished. The kitchen has no oven. It’s forbidden to use the . No friends in the apartment after eleven in the evening. No noise and no television after 11.15 pm No…
MARTIN: No thank you! I want an apartment, not a prison!