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From: David Buehrer dbuehrer@******
Subject: Look DVixen! I Posted A Story! :-)
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 1999 07:49:28 -0600 (MDT)
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David D. West wrote:

So far so good :)

/ Now comes the part of the job I dread the most. I should not hire these
/ amateurs, but when it gets to this point, I need to do so unless they
/ get too ridiculous with their demands. 300,000 nuyen is within my
/ budget for this group, so I just nod and pull my briefcase up to the
/ table. My thoughts stray a bit, as I know two things. First, this money
/ is going down a rathole. Second, I am going to have a personal talk
/ with the fixer that recommended this group to me.

..I don't buy it. The Johnson is portrayed as an intelligent guy who,
correctly, perceives the runners as a waste of space. Why would he pay
them 300,000, let alone hire them at all? Given what I've seen up
until this point I'd expect him to change his opening bid of 150,00 to
20,000, and maybe let them talk him up to 50,000. And I'd expect him
to do this grudgingly, hoping that they might be able to pull the job
off. Or, I'd expect him to blow them off completely, handing them a
bogus info packet and "promise" to transfer the money to their account,
after which he'd leave the bar and call the fixer to have a word with




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