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|Erum||Hey, did you hear that Harry got promoted at his new job?|
|Tatiana||Wow! So fast, I can’t believe it!|
|Erum||I am not that surprised. He’s always ready to give’r at work! He’s such a keener.|
|Tatiana||I don’t know about that! I think he’s just very self-serving.|
|Erum||Why would you say that?|
|Tatiana||He’s always trying to do things to get on the good side of his boss so he can advance at work. The other day, for example, he gave his boss his one and only chesterfield.|
|Erum||I guess that is a little extreme!|
|Tatiana||No kidding! His wife is not very happy, because now they have to watch TV sitting on the floor.|
|Johanna||Hey you two! What’s the kerfuffle?|
|Tatiana||Well, Erum and I are discussing Harry’s rapid advancement at work. I think he advanced because he’s self-serving, but Erum thinks he’s just a keener, a real hard worker.|
|Johanna||It’s not important to me. I just wish I was making as much money as he is now!|
|Erum and Tatiana||Hmmmmmm ….. that’s a real good point!|
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