Below is a typical conversation, using everyday English, in what we in New Zealand call ‘dairy’.
An indecisive man is buying milk. And bread.
Shopkeeper: hello, how are you? Customer: I'm ok thanks. A bit too hot... Shopkeeper: How can I help? Customer: I'm looking for milk. Do you have any one-litre cartons available? Shopkeeper: Did you look in our fridge on the left hand side there? Customer: Yeah. There were none there. Shopkeeper: Hang on, please, let me check out the back. I'll be right back. Shopkeeper: No, we have none left. We will be getting some more soon, at 4pm. Customer: Alright. How much are your two-litre bottles? Shopkeeper: $5.50 Customer: OK, I'll get one of those. Ahh, be right back. Shop. That's $5.50. Man ( hands over $10 ). Ok, here's 10. Shopkeeper: $10. That's $4.80 change. Customer: Can I get have a one-dollar coin please? Shopkeeper: Sure. [ counts change out ] $2, $3, $4, $4.50, $4.70, $4.80. Thank you. Have a great day. Customer: Thanks. Bye... oh, I forgot bread. Do you have any bread on special? Shopkeeper: Yes, sir, we have $1 loaves. Customer: OK, umm, I'll get one of those … ah, two of those, hang on. Shopkeeper: That's $2. Shopkeeper: Thank you. Customer: Ok, I think that's all. Thanks.