NITA: Hello! Am I talking to Mr. Bill, the electrician?
BILL: Yeah M’am.
NITA: Could you come to our home? There is an electrical problem?
BILL What’s the problem M’am?
NITA: Lights are not working properly. There is a smell of burning. Probably wires are burning some where, but I am unable to know.
BILL: Please don’t switch on any light. I am coming soon.
NITA: How much time will you take?
BILL: I’ll be there in an hour.
NITA: But it’s too long a period. We are already in problem. Can’t you come sooner.
BILL: I’ll try.
BILL: Please try your best. We are waiting.
(After an hour the door bell rings. Bill is at the door.)
BILL: Hello M’am, I am Bill.
NITA: Please come in, and find out the problem.
STEVE: (After checking) Wires are burning at this corner. They are actually very old. They need to be replaced.
NITA: OK. Please try to mend the fault at earliest.
BILL: I am going to market to purchase the wires. I’ll be back just in ten minutes.
NITA: Do you need some money.
BILL No. I’ll take it later.
(After the work of wire replacement is complete).
NITA: Thanks. How much have I to pay you Bill?
STEVE: Only 50 dollars M’am.
NINA: (Surprised) 50 dollars! It is too much. You are over-charging.
BILL: Not at all M’am. Wire cost 30 dollars. My labor is only20 dollars.
NITA: I can’t give you more than 40.
BILL: It’s not fair. It took me two hours to replace the wires. I’m not charging much.
NITA: (Giving money) OK, take 45 dollar. Don’t speak now.
BILL: As you wish M’am.
NITA: Thanks Bill.