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|Anna||Why did you come home so late last night? I was worried.|
|Dina||I wanted to tell you but you were already asleep. Actually, the party ended quite late.|
|Anna||Did you go to Maria’s house warming ?|
|Dina||Yes. She bought a beautiful house near the lake. She arranged a dinner in her garden.|
|I have to admit she has a green thumb. The garden was full of seasonal flowers and shrubs.|
|Anna||She told me about it. But I think it’s a white elephant for her. The maintenance of such a|
|huge house will cost a lot.|
|Dina||I wonder how she will manage her finances. She works part-time and her husband has a blue-collar job.|
|Anna||She told me that she is in the red after buying the house. She is looking for a full-time job now.|
|Dina||Why didn’t you go to the party yesterday? Everyone was asking about you.|
|Anna||I was not in a mood to attend any party. My manager gave me a pink slip and now I have to start|
|looking for a new job.|
|Dina||Oh, I am sorry but did he tell you the reason?|
|Anna||Last week, I had an argument with him. He took it personally and fired me.|
|Dina||I have heard that he did exactly the same with another lady who was working in that office last year.|
|Anna||He is the black sheep in the organization. My supervisor was telling me that the board members are not happy with him. He might get a pink slip too.|
|Dina||Don’t worry. You will find a better job soon.|
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