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'So, Smith, how do you feel negotiations are going?'
"You'll have to phrase it another way. They have no word for 'fetch.' "
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"Would you like to hear about our retirement plan?"
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"I'm really excited about this opportunity, but I'm hoping there's room to negotiate the title? What about 'Rises-to-the-Occasions-Mary?', or 'Cool-Under-Pressure-Mary?'
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"How much if I pedal?"
"Here's the deal, Kim. I pick up eggs and butter, but no dry cleaning."
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Thanks to compromise they were moving closer.
'For the last time, it's called a 'win-win' contract. Nobody gets whacked.'
"Have your people call my people."
'It's simple, really - unless and until all our demands are met, we keep crying.'
"Butt out, Buster! Who the hell do you think you are-Jimmy Carter?"
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"Some of us negotiate our contracts better than others."
At an impasse, facing a brick wall.
"It's agreed. I'll try to get the best of you and you'll try to get the best of me."
"I'm going to get you, Manhattan! I'm going to be one of the biggest things that ever hit this place! You just watch, Manhattan! You just watch!"
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"I'm sorry, Chad, … if it's a subpoena I don't think I can negotiate an appearance fee."
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The Tooth Accountant
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'Everything is negotiable, including my integrity.'
"Please, sir, I want it all."
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"And for an extra fourteen hundred dollars I'll stop touching your arm."
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"828,000 square miles for $15 million -- as is?"
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"Okay, forget the cookies. How about tickets? I've got a couple of good seats for sale to the Rangers' game."
'Well, er, could we negotiate?'
'That's your best advice? Play nice.'