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Topic: Shrewdness (03/07/05)
TITLE: The Bargainer
By Jan Ackerson
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No, thanks. I think Iíll keep it.
Aww, címon! Why would you want to keep that dirty, broken-down old thing? Tell you whatójust sell it to me cheap, and Iíll haul it away with me. You wonít ever have to bother with it again.
Thanks, but no. Itís got a lot of sentimental value for me. I wonít part with it.
Wait, wait! Come back here! What do you want for it? Címon, gimme a break here! What do I have to do to get you to lemme have it?
Youíre a shrewd bargainer, but you donít have anything I want. This item is priceless to me.
Okay, okay, but wait just a minute. You got any more of these? Maybe in worse shape than this one? I donít care how beat up it is. Iíll take whatever you got. Give a guy a break, will ya?
No. Please take your hands off it, and I think you should stay away from my property. I really donít want to have any dealings with you.
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