A: Jack, can I have a word?
B: Well, yes, as long as it is a word. I've got ameeting in three minutes.
A: We are all busy people, Jack.
B: Yes, well, what can I do for you?
A: It's about those GW35s for CNOC.
B: Mark was asking about them yesterday. No problem. It's all sorted out.
A: It may be sorted out now, Mike, but it put us in a very embarrassing situation. We toldRoman he'd have complete order by the end of the month.
B: We had delivery problems ourselves. I've already explained all that.
A: Frankly, I'm not interested in explanations. I'm more interested in being able to deliver goodson time.
B: Oh, come on, Jane—be resonable. How can my people produce the units if we're missing avital component?
A: It shouldn't have been missing. It's not good enough, Jack. My team is out there in a verycompetitive market, fighting for orders. When we get customers, they're entitled to goodservice. They want deliveries too. If we weren't selling the units, would you be interested in myexcuses?
B: OK, point taken.