19. Storing Luggage for a Few Hours

1. Repeat

A: I'm checking out in about half an hour.

B: Whenever you're ready to check out, I'll be ready, sir.

A: Great! As you know however, the day in New York has hardly begun.

B: You're right. It's only 9:00 a.m.

A: Therefore, I think I'll explore New York some more. But I need to store my bags.

B: Sir, our storage facility is merely $5 an hour. You also need to leave a deposit.

A: My luggage isn't enough of a deposit?

B: Unfortunately, it isn't. VISA or MasterCard will suffice, though.

A: Let me put on my thinking cap for a moment.

B: Better hurry, sir. Remember you have to check out in less than half an hour.


2. Repeat


A: I should tell you that I'm checking out in about 30 minutes.

B: I'm ready when you are, sir.

A: Very good! Now, it's still morning here in New York.

B: You are so right, sir. The clock just struck nine.

A: I'm going to spend some time exploring the city. What can I do with my luggage?

B: Sir, right here we have a storage site. Its only $5 an hour, but you need to leave a deposit.

A: A deposit? Isn't my luggage a deposit?

B: I'm sorry, sir, but it isn't. Your MasterCard or VISA will take care of things nicely.

A: Let me think about this.

B: Okay, sir. But don't take too long. You only have 30 minutes.


3. Repeat


A: Do you know that I'm checking out in about 30 minutes?

B: Just say the word, sir.

A: Excellent! Now, as you know, the day has barely begun.

B: I agree. The dew is still on the grass.

A: I want to hit a few more places in the city, but I need a place to put my luggage.

B: We do have a storage space for your bags. There's a small charge, plus a deposit.

A: Leave a deposit? Isn't leaving the luggage enough of a deposit?

B: Regrettably, no. But simply present your VISA to cover your deposit.

A: I'll have to think about this for a second.

B: Okay, sir, but don't think too long. Your checkout is only 30 minutes away.


4. Repeat


A: In case you didn't know, I'm checking out in half an hour.

B: That won't be a problem, sir.

A: That's good to hear. Now there's still a whole New York day ahead of me.

B: You're right, sir. Your whole day is still ahead of you.

A: I still have time to explore more of New York, but I need a place to secure my baggage.

B: We have a storage place here, but you have to leave a deposit.

A: A deposit, huh? I would think my baggage would be enough of a deposit.

B: Just present your VISA card, and there won't be any problems.

A: That deposit bothers me. Give me a minute.

B: Okay, sir, but remember how close it is to your checkout time.


5. Repeat


A: I'll be checking out of the hotel in about 30 minutes.

B: Thirty minutes or 30 seconds, sir, it doesn't matter, I'm ready for you.

A: Great! As you know, however, the day in New York has hardly begun.

B: There's nothing like getting an early start, sir.

A: What can I do with my baggage while I visit a few more tourist spots?

B: You can leave your baggage in our storage space, with a deposit.

A: Isn't my baggage enough of a deposit?

B: I wish it was, but it isn't. They will still want a credit card.

A: It's always something, isn't it? Let me think about this for a second.

B: Don't forget that you have very little time, sir, before you have to check out.


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