ATTENTION: NOT A TEACHER
(1) Tom: How are you?
George: I'm fine. But I want to know how are YOU?!
Tom: Oh, the operation took five hours, but I feeling better now.
(In other words, how George is feeling is not really important. The important
matter is how Tom feels after enduring a five-hour operation.)
(a) For example, a customer says "Thank you." A wise store owner should
say, "I thank YOU." (Without customers, a store owner would have no store and
no money. Sadly, many store owners and their employees forget this -- until
the store closes for lack of business.)
(2) Martha: I love your new hat. Can you lend it to me?
Mona: Of course. You're my best friend. Here it is.
Martha: I'll return it tomorrow.
Martha: I see that you have 20 new hats. Is there a chance that I could buy the
Mona: No, darling. It's not for sale.
Martha: Well, then, if you won't sell it, could you at least LEND it to me?
Mona: Why, of course, darling!