Paris - When It Sizzles

It's open. Come in.
- Yes?
- Mr Benson?

You are the young lady
from the typing bureau?

I am.
If we are to have a happy
and harmonious relationship,

I beg you, never answer
a question with a question.

- Is that clear?
- Did I?

There you go again, answering
a question with a question.

My yes when you opened the door
was a question.

Question mark implied, of course.
You know the difference
between implied and inferred?

Isn't that a question?
Then you answered my question
with a question.

To imply is to indicate
without saying openly or directly,

to infer is to conclude
from something known or assumed.

- My name is Gabrielle Simpson.
- Is that a bird?

I was told the job would take several
days. I had nobody to leave him with.

Well, this is it. The office there,
I live up here,
the terrace is out there.

That grotesque object so prominent
on the horizon is the Eiffel Tower.

I had it moved there to remind me
what town I'm in.

If it offends you,
I'll have it taken away again.

You live through here.
It's an adjoining room,

which no doubt to your mind
has terribly sinister connotations.

- Not at all...
- If so, dismiss them.

I would have got you a room
down the hall

but the joint's filled up.
Bastille Day weekend, all that.

It's quite alright. I once worked
for an American novelist

who only wrote in the bathtub.
I'm used to anything.

You can unpack. In the bathtub?
Yes. I gave him a packet of
bubble bath and we got on swimmingly.

I see.
Does that imply that
the bird's name is Richelieu?

It's inferred, I believe,
rather than implied.

Interesting figure of speech.