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Professional Babysitting

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Kelly: Hi, Mr. Adams?

Mr. Adams: Ah, Yes. You must be Kelly. Thanks for coming.

Kelly: Here's my card.

Mr. Adams: Oh, the entrepreneurial (1). It hard to find a good babysitter on a Friday night.

Kelly: Well, I like (2) kids, and I need the extra money.

Mr. Adams: Well, I heard you were one of the best and most (3) babysitters in the area, and . . .

Kelly: Uh, well, I'd like to talk to you about my new rate increases.

Mr. Adams: Rate increases?

Kelly: You see, Mr. Adams. I've consulted with my (4) advisor [What?]. Uh, my mother, and she says I should charge more per child since I do cook and clean your house while you're away.

Mr. Adams: Oh, I see. So, what do you have in mind?

Kelly: Well, as I see it, I'd like to ask a dollar more per child per hour, and (5) after midnight. Based on my calculations, that's only 10.23% above the going market, and I'm now a (6) babysitter with training in CPR.

Mr. Adams: Oh, I never knew there were (7) and certifications in babysitting.

Kelly: Times are changing, Mr. Adams. I have to figure in (8) for a benefits package to cover college tuition, (9), and my stock portfolio. Well, I tell my dad what to do.

Mr. Adams: Ah now, you're pulling my leg. I mean, how old are you anyway?

Kelly: Old enough to be a (10) negotiator.

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