The art of 2 deals
Last week I was buying some used furniture for our new house.
ME Your prices are $175, $125 and $100. I make that $400. Will you take $350?
YOUNG MAN: I’ll get my mother. She’s the expert with the credit card. You said $300?
WBD and Kim Jung Un also were negotiating.
WBD: I insist on complete and verifiable denuclearization with inspections.
WBD: And a meeting between us as equals.
WBD: And the sanctions, they’re history.
KIM: If you say so.
WBD: Those 11,000 artillery pieces aimed at Seoul, I don’t want to hear a word about them.
WBD: And you will completely integrate with the family of nations.The DPRK, too, whoever they are.
KIM: All right.
WBD: And I will guarantee your regime.
KIM (murmuring): If you insist.
WBD: That was a tough negotiation but you hung in there like a champ. Done?
KIM: OK, everything but the denuclearization.
WBD: We had these coins made because I knew you’d have to come to terms. Isn’t it pretty?
KIM: Very elegant.
WBD: I hear those Swedish babes at the Nobel ceremonies are hot.