B: The boss assigned me a GREat task to take Mr. Nash from Keats Company out to dinner this evening.
A: Oh, that company is one of our most important clients. I see why you're worried.
B: The boss said that I have to do a good jib entertaining him. If the guy is not satisfied the boss will kill me.
A: Is the boss going, too?
B: No. Everything will be easy for me if he is going. I was told that Nash is a heavy drinker and chain smoker. It's going to be hard keeping up with him.
A: You shouldn't try. If you drink too much, you might have trouble keeping the conversation going.
B: I'll have trouble in any case. That guy is interested in photographing and butterfly collecting, and wherever he is he likes talking about that. I know nothing about the two things.
A: Why don't you take him to the Rose restaurant? There are a lot of really beautiful hostesses and delicious food there, so you can draw his attention away from photographs and butterflies and make up for the poor quality of the conversation.
B: I have thought of that, but the boss doesn't want to spend much money. He's such a well-known miser.
A: I guess you could pay half the bill out of your pocket.
B: I often end up doing that. I've spent as much as the boss has done entertaining clients.