Family conversation XVIII
T: I really think that house in Melville is gorgeous.
Pim: I would buy it if I had the money.
T: Well, if you don’t buy it, RdV should; it would be perfect for him.
Pim: He could buy it and keep it for us until we had the money.
Kim: Ja, but he’s a businessman, he wouldn’t sell it to you cheaply.
Pim: Is he a businessman?
T: He’s a chief financial officer at just over thirty; I’d say he’s a businessman.
Pim: If he were a businessman, he would be working for himself.
T: If he were working for himself, I’m sure he wouldn’t be earning quite so much money.
Mim: Stop it, you guys.
Pim: Being a businessman isn’t about making money; businessmen often lose money.
T: I’d say he’s financially shrewd then.
Pim: If he were financially shrewd, he would have sold all his company’s assets before the financial crisis.
T: Then he’d be out of a job.
Mim: Cut it out, guys!
Pim: But he would have been financially shrewd.
T: No, he wouldn’t have been shrewd; he would’ve been screwed!