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.