My case with an italki friend, who is similar to a Chizuko's snooker friend.
I just added him, we greeted each other, and at the moment he asked "what's in store for this day?". Our conversation intermitted, because I didn't realize which store he talking about. I frantically googled the phrase, but nothing fitted. When the pause has lasted for some minutes, I just listed my plans for that day. It seemed to go smooth, but I still don't know what does "in store" mean.
I talked with my italki friend. We can't exchange our own languages. Only English is our communication tool. We were talking about sports.
He: I like to play snooker.
Me: sneakers? running shoes?
He: No, no. playing with balls on the table.
Me: oh, table tennis? I just watched it on TV. World Champion games were held today in London.
He: No, no. Isn't it in Wimbledon? World tennis games.
Me: No, no. It's not tennis. Table tennis...I mean, "ping pong"
He: oh, I see.
Me: well, Is snooker ping pong?
He: No, no.snooker is not ping pong. I play with fifteen balls.
Me: Isn't it billiard?
He: Yes, yes, billiard.
How many times did we say, "no".....
Why didn't he say, "billiard" at first? We laughed a lot anyway. It was fun! We are good friends.