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|Tanya||Any news about getting a bonus this year?|
|Sofia||Not yet! I am waiting for the good news too.|
|Tanya||Do you remember that Chris announced the possibility with lots of enthusiasm at|
the last annual meeting?
|Sofia||I was thinking that he will take immediate action as he is the big cheese in our department. It|
turns out that the announcement was all sizzle and no steak.
|Tanya||Why don’t we ask Diana, his secretary?|
|Sofia||It’s difficult to explain anything to her. I am sorry to say this but she is dumb as a rock.|
|Tanya||Then why don’t we arrange a meeting with Ted, our senior manager.|
|Sofia||He is an armchair critic, and at times I find his advice pretty useless.|
|Tanya||Then we have to just wait and watch.|
|Sofia||Meanwhile, Sam and I are planning a week in Banff. Why don’t you and Joseph come along?|
|Tanya||Joseph likes to spend his holidays at home.|
|Sofia||I thought Joseph would love to see the beautiful scenery. He comes across as a very|
|Tanya||He is not romantic at all. He is as cold as ice!|
|Sofia||Don’t worry. I know you will change him.|
|Tanya||Waiting for that day Sofia!|
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