Scene: At the beginning of a phone conversation between a reporter and a Chinese embassy press clerk in Oslo, the reporter first thanked her for taking the time to accept the interview. She responded: you are welcome. Then, the conversation continued. My teacher comments: Her response 'you are welcome' sounds strange. Rather she could have said 'thank you for having me'. The reason it is strange is that she sounded to end the conversation by saying 'you are welcome'. What do you think of my teacher's comment? Thank you.