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Girl: Dad, I need a few supplies for school, and I was wondering if . . . .

Dad: Yeah. There are a couple of pencils and an (1) in the kitchen drawer, I think.

Girl: Dad, I'm in eight grade now, and I need REAL supplies for my (2) classes.

Dad: Oh, so you need a ruler too?

Girl: Dad, I need some high-tech tech (3) like a calculator, a Palm Pilot, and a laptop computer.

Dad: Uh. I didn't have any of that when I was in middle school, and I did just fine.

Girl: Yeah, and they weren't any cars either, WERE there. [Hey] And things are just more (4) now.

Dad: Well, we can rule out the hand pilot [Palm Pilot, Dad]. Whatever, AND the computer . . . unless mom lets you sell the car. And as for the (5) machine [Calculator]. Yeah, I think mine from college is kicking around here somewhere.

Girl: Dad, I need a calculator for geometry, and I have heard you can download free software from the Internet.

Dad: Great. My daughter will be playing video games in geometry class.

Girl: Dad.

Dad: Okay. How much is this thing going to (6) me?

Girl: Well, I saw it at the store for only $99, WITH a $10 mail-in (7), or you could buy it online.

Dad: Oh. Do they throw in a few aspirin so your father can (8) from sticker shock?

Girl: Dad. Please!!!. Everyone has one [I've heard that before.] and you always say you want me to (9) in school, and I'll chip in $10 of my own, and I'll even clean up my room [Hey!!].

Dad: Hmmm, 100 buck. Well, you'll be (10) me in my old age, so, I guess so. When do you need it?

Girl: Now, right now. [Now!] Mom's already waiting in the car for us. [Huh?] She said she would buy me an ice cream if I could talk you into to buying it for me today.



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