The Water Car 7 – Full Transcript

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Gordon: Two Japanese engineers are in Chicago.

Mark: Uh-huh.

Gordon: They are going to meet the president of a big American automobile manufacturer.

Mark: Uh-huh.

Gordon: They are sitting in a hotel room.

Mark: Uh-huh.

Gordon: What are they wearing?

Mark: One of them is wearing a dark suit with a white shirt and a tie and the other one is wearing a dark suit with a blue shirt and a tie.

Gordon: How long have they been in the hotel?

Mark: They have been in the hotel for two days.

Gordon: They are going to meet the president the next day.

Mark: Ok.

Gordon: What time are they going to meet him?

Mark: They are going to meet him at 9am.

Gordon: Are they going to meet him in his office?

Mark: No, they are not. They are going to meet him in a restaurant.

Gordon: What are they going to wear?

Mark: They are going to wear normal business suits.

Gordon: The time of the meeting arrives.

Mark: Uh-huh.

Gordon: The two guys tell the president about their water car.

Mark: Uh-huh.

Gordon: They talk about the environment.

Mark: Uh-huh.

Gordon: They offer to sell the car to the American company.

Mark: I see.

Gordon: The American guy wants to see the car.

Mark: Ok.

Gordon: He wants to have a test drive.

Mark: Uh-huh.

Gordon: The car is in Japan.

Mark: Ok.

Gordon: The American has to fly to Japan.

Mark: Uh-huh.

Gordon: They arrange a time to meet in Japan.

Mark: Uh-huh.

Gordon: What date are they going to meet?

Mark: They are going to meet on the fifteenth of August.

Gordon: What city are they going to meet in?

Mark: They are going to meet in Tokyo.

Gordon: How long is the American going to stay in Japan?

Mark: He is going to stay in Japan for three or four days.

Gordon: Is he going to take his wife?

Mark: No, he is not. It is a business trip.

Gordon: Has he been to Japan before?

Mark: Yes, he has. He has been there several times.

Gordon: The day of the meeting arrives.

Mark: Uh-huh.

Gordon: The American wants to see a demonstration of the water car.

Mark: Uh-huh.

Gordon: The two Japanese guys take the American for a drive.

Mark: Uh-huh.

Gordon: The American is impressed.

Mark: Uh-huh.

Gordon: The water car is safe, cheap and environmentally friendly.

Mark: Ok.

Gordon: It is also light and fast and cheap to build.

Mark: It sounds great.

Gordon: It is a great design.

Mark: Mm. I can see that.

Gordon: The three men sit down and talk for hours.

Mark: Ok.

Gordon:They discuss details.

Mark: Right. Ok.

Gordon: They make a deal.

Mark: Good.

Gordon: The American guy is going to buy the water car and he is going to produce them in America.

Mark: Ok. Right.

Gordon: How much is he going to pay the two Japanese guys up front?

Mark: He is going to pay them a million dollars upfront.

Gordon: Is he going to give them a percentage of his profits from the sales of the water car?

Mark: Yes, he is.

Gordon: Are they going to give up ownership of the design?

Mark: No, they are not.

Gordon: Time passes.

Mark: Uh-huh.

Gordon: The two Japanese guys get a big payment into their bank accounts.

Mark: Right.

Gordon: They are rich.

Mark: Right.

Gordon: They do not have to work anymore.

Mark: Wow! They are really lucky.

Gordon: Are they going to design more products?

Mark: Yes, they are. They both like working and they are going to design more environmentally friendly products.

Gordon: Are they going to retire?

Mark: One of them is going to retire later on but the other one doesn’t want to retire. He wants to keep working until he dies because he loves his job.

Gordon: One day one of the guys is walking along in the street.

Mark: Uh-huh.

Gordon: Suddenly he sees a beautiful woman.

Mark: Uh-huh.

Gordon: He remembers her from his university days.

Mark: Right. Ok.

Gordon: She is an environmental activist.

Mark: Just like you. You used to be an environmental activist.

Gordon: Well, yes. I still care about the environment but, yes, I used to work in that field. She wants to save the environment.

Mark: Uh-huh.

Gordon: She is handing out flyers in the street.

Mark: Right. Ok.

Gordon: She works for an environmental protection organization.

Mark: Ok.

Gordon: She is campaigning to stop pollution.

Mark: Uh-huh.

Gordon: She wants to ban cars from the city center.

Mark: That is a good idea.

Gordon: The guy walks up to the woman.

Mark: Ok.

Gordon: Is he going to talk to her?

Mark: Yes, he is. he has had a crush on her for a long time and he has never forgotten her.

Gordon: Oh! Is he going to ask her for a date?

Mark: Yes, he is. He is going to ask her for a date. I wonder what she is going to say.

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