14. Vivian, I have a business proposition for you

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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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