Paula: Seems colder today, or is it just me?
Maria: Er …I'm not sure.
Paula: Peter should be here soon… There was a very good French film on TV last night. Did you see it?
Maria: No, no I didn't.
Paula: So, are you settling in?
Maria: Yes, fine, thank you.
Paula: That's good. You've got a company flat, haven't you?
Maria: Yes, I'm very lucky.
Paula: Yes, you know they're like gold dust. I tried to get one when I first started working here, but they wouldn't give me one. It's a very odd system because some people have had a company flat for years and they pay peanuts in rent for them.
Maria: Oh, look, there's Mr O'Donnell.
Peter: Sorry I'm late.
Paula: Good. We can order now.
Peter: Still, it's given you girls a chance to get to know each other. What shall we have?