9. Mailbox Key Missing

1. Repeat

A: Hello, Nicole? This is Jimmy in 309.

B: Hello, Jimmy. What's up?

A: You're not going to believe this.

B: Believe me, I think I've heard everything.

A: I can't find my mailbox key.

B: Is that all? That's a lot better than losing your car keys.

A: I had a duplicate, but I can't find it either.

B: If you come by my place, I can loan you a key.

A: There's no emergency. All I get is junk mail and bills.

B: Can you wait till Wednesday? I'll make you two more keys.

A: Sure, that'll be fine.

B: Okay. I'll see you Wednesday. But it's going to cost you $2 per key.


2. Repeat


A: Can I speak to Nicole? This is Jimmy in apartment 309.

B: Hi, Jimmy. This is Nicole. What's happening?

A: You probably never heard this one before.

B: Don't bet on it. I've been an apartment manager for a long time.

A: I've looked everywhere, but I can't find my mailbox key.

B: Well, that's pretty minor. I lost my car keys and house keys once.

A: To make matters worse, I can't find my duplicate either.

B: If you want, come over here and I'll lend you a key.

A: No, there's nothing vital in the mailbox. Just junk and bills.

B: If you can wait until Wednesday, I'll make two more keys for you.

A: Wednesday's fine.

B: Okay, I'll bring them by Wednesday. Have $4 ready for me.


3. Repeat


A: Hi, Nicole. This is Jimmy in 309.

B: Hello, Jimmy. Can I help you?

A: I've got a little problem.

B: Tell me your problem, and maybe I can help.

A: I've looked everywhere, but I can't find my mailbox key.

B: Well, that's pretty minor. I lost my car keys and house keys once.

A: As if that wasn't bad enough, I also misplaced the duplicate.

B: Well, if it's an emergency, come by here and I'll lend you a key.

A: No, even if there's a bill in there, it can wait.

B: If you don't mind waiting until Wednesday, I'll make two more keys for you.

A: Oh, I can wait, believe me.

B: Okay, see you Wednesday. They're not free, you know. It'll be $4.


4. Repeat


A: Hey, Nicole. It's Jimmy in 309.

B: Hi there, Jimmy. What can I do for you?

A: I screwed up, and I need your help.

B: Tell me the specific problem. Let me see what I can do.

A: I've torn my apartment apart, but I can't find my mailbox key.

B: Well, you should be grateful it wasn't your car keys.

A: On top of that, I couldn't find the duplicate either.

B: If you need to get in there, come by and borrow a key.

A: No, my mailbox is usually empty anyway.

B: Well, then, I'll make you two more keys on Wednesday.

A: No problem. I can wait till Wednesday. Maybe there'll be something in there by then.

B: Okay. Have $4 ready for when you see me Wednesday.


5. Repeat


A: Hello? This is Jimmy in 309.

B: Hi, Jimmy. This is Nicole. What's going on?

A: Maybe you can get me out of a small jam.

B: Well, I can certainly try.

A: Somehow, I managed to lose my mailbox key.

B: Believe me, losing a mailbox key is a lot better than losing your car keys.

A: I've got a duplicate somewhere, but I haven't been able to find it either.

B: If you absolutely can't wait, come over here and borrow a key.

A: No, I doubt that there's anything important in my mailbox, if there's anything at all.

B: Well, if there's no emergency, I can make you two more keys on Wednesday.

A: Not a problem. All my fan mail can wait till then.

B: Okay, see you Wednesday. Have $4 for me, and I'll give you a receipt.


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