SARAH: Hey Ted, why do you look so nervous? TED: I’m going to ask the boss for a raise. SARAH: You should. You deserve a raise. You work very hard. TED: I do work hard. I’m here early every day and I leave late every night. SARAH: Yeah, you do. You also help other people when they need help. You’ve helped me many times. TED: Also, I’ve been here for 10 years. My last raise was three years ago. SARAH: Three years? Then I think it’s definitely time for a raise. TED: Do you think she will say yes? SARAH: I think she will. She is nice. She listens well and she is also very fair. TED: I wrote a short report about why I deserve a raise. SARAH: Only you would do that. You are so detailed-oriented. TED: I like to be prepared about everything. SARAH: That ‘s another reason why you should get a raise. TED: Ok. I’m ready to talk to her? SARAH: You can’t talk to her today. TED: Why not? SARAH: She’s on a business trip.