14. Vivian, I have a business proposition for you.

Вивиан, у меня есть к тебе деловое предложение.

Vocabulary 14

ball-park [‘bɔːlpɑːk] примерно, грубо
besides [bɪ’saɪdz] кроме того
boring [‘bɔːrɪŋ] скучный
clothes одежда
conservative [kən’sɜːvətɪv] консервативный
consider [kən’sɪdə] рассматривать
elegant [‘elɪgənt] элегантный
employee [ˌɪmplɔɪ’iː] нанятый работник

expect [ɪk’spekt] ожидать
figure [‘fɪgə] цифра
flashy [‘flæʃɪ] блестящий
flirt [flɜːt] флирт
full [ful] полный
hassle [hæsl] трудность, препятствие
hire [‘haɪə] нанимать
housekeeper [‘hausˌkiːpə] домашняя работница
housekeeping [‘hausˌkiːpɪŋ] домработница
knock [nɔk] стучать (в дверь)
million [‘mɪljən] миллион
prince [prɪns] принц
professional [prə’feʃənəl] профессионал
proposition [ˌprɔpə’zɪʃən] предложение
romantic [rə’mæntɪk] романтичный
sexy [‘seksɪ] сексуальный
treat [triːt] обращаться, вести себя (по отношению к кому-л.); относиться
until [ʌn’tɪl ] до (тех пор) пока (не)

to be at beck and call – быть в полном распоряжении (на побегушках) у кого-то
going out evenings – вечера с выходом куда-то
here we go – начнём / ‘поехали’
Done! – Сделано! Готово! Договорились!

1ED: Oh, yes. Yeah, I’m here.
   2PHIL What is that ?
1ED: Housekeeping is singing.
   2PHIL Yeah. Listen, Edward, I know a lot of nice girls.
1ED: No, you don’t. Besides, I already have one.

   2VIV: Don’t you just love Prince ?
1ED: More than life itself.
   2VIV: Don’t you knock ?
1ED: Vivian, I have a business proposition for you.
   2VIV: What do you want ?
1ED: I’m gonna be in town until Sunday. I’d like you to spend the week with me.
   2VIV: Really ?
1ED: Yes. Yes, I’d like to hire you as an employee. Would you consider spending the week with me? I will pay you to be at my beck and call.
   2VIV: Look, I’d love to be your “beck and call girl”, but you’re a rich, good-looking guy. You could get a million girls free.
1ED: I want a professional. I don’t need any romantic hassles this week.
   2VIV: If you’re talking’ 24 hours a day, it’s gonna cost you.
1ED: Oh, yes, of course! All right, here we go. Give me a ballpark figure. How much?
   2VIV: Six full nights, days too. Four thousand.
1ED: Six nights at 300 is 1,800.
   2VIV: You want days too.
1ED: Two thousand.
   2VIV: Three thousand.
1ED: Done.
   2VIV: Holy shit !

1ED: Vivian. Vivian, is that a yes?
   2VIV: Yes. Yes!
1ED: I’ll be gone most of the day. I want you to buy some clothes.
   2VIV: You really should think about traveler’s checks.
1ED: We may be going out evenings. You’ll need something to wear.
  2VIV: Like what ?
1ED: Nothing too flashy. Not too sexy. Conservative. You understand ?
  2VIV: Boring.
1ED: Elegant. Any questions ?
  2VIV: Can I call you Eddie ?
1ED: Not if you expect me to answer.
  2VIV: I would’ve stayed for 2,000.
1ED: I would’ve paid four. I’ll see you tonight.
  2VIV: Baby, I’m gonna treat you so nice, you’re never gonna wanna let me go.
1ED: Three thousand for six days. And, Vivian, I will let you go.
  2VIV: But I’m here now. Three thousand dollars !

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