A: Here’s a menu. You can mark what you want to order on it.
B: OK, thanks. Wow, how come there are so many choices for the sweetness level? There is regular sugar, less sugar, half sugar, light sugar, sugar-free: Could you explain the difference between them?
A: To make it simple, it basically means 100%, 75%, 50%, 25% or zero sugar.
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B: Oh. Then I’ll have half sugar for all of them.
A: OK. Now, do you want regular ice, less ice, easy on the ice or no ice?
B: Good heavens, you even divide the amount of ice into categories. I’ll have regular ice for all of them, just to keep things simple.
A: Sure. And would you like extra-large, large, medium or small?
(Translated by Paul Cooper, Taipei Times／台北時報林俐凱)
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