8. Negotiating (7)
A: I might want to add a few more TVs and cable sports.
B: If you do that, you’ll probably lose the present clientele.
A: But I can make a lot of money off beer and liquor and buffalo wings.
B: The problem is that you have a lot of competition in this neighborhood.
A: I’ll just have to do something to make this restaurant more attractive.
B: You’re going to have to add a few urinals if you start selling more beer.
A: I’ll probably change the name of this place too.
B: I think you’re going down the wrong road.
A: What do you mean?
B: This restaurant has been here for years, and many people know the name.
A: But there are a lot of complaints in Yelp online about this restaurant.
B: I’ll bet most of those complaints are from just one or two people.
A: I think I’m going to add some big TVs and cable sports.
B: You’ll lose the patrons you have.
A: Even if I lose them, I stand to make more on the new customers.
B: But there are a lot of other sports bars nearby.
A: I’ll just put on my thinking cap to come up with something enticing.
B: More beer in your customers means you’ll need more urinals.
A: I think I’m going to rename this place too.
B: I think that might be a mistake.
A: What are you saying?
B: Why change the name of an established restaurant?
A: But if you go to Yelp online, you’ll find lots of complaints about this restaurant.
B: If you ask any customer in here, you’ll find zero complaints.
A: I think more TVs and cable sports will improve this place.
B: You’re taking a chance on losing the regular customers.
A: I might lose them, but I’ll probably make more from the new patrons.
B: I think there are about six sports bars within two blocks.
A: I’ll have a lot of two-for-one specials to attract the beer drinkers.
B: You’re going to have to expand the bathroom to add a couple of urinals.
A: I think this place needs a new name too.
B: That’s probably the wrong thing to do.
A: I don’t follow you.
B: What’s to be gained by changing the name?
A: According to Yelp, this restaurant has a bad reputation.
B: Are you going to believe Yelp, or are you going to believe the steady crowd of repeat customers?