In the Restaurant
Carl RITCHIE: Those final negotiations were always going to be really difficult. I had to make some major concessions to clinch the deal.
Margaret PEAKE: You got the deal, which is what you wanted.
Carl RITCHIE: I got the deal all right, but on very poor financial terms, although admittedly the balance of power was really working against me.
Margaret PEAKE: Do you really think so?
Carl RITCHIE: Well, that was the impression you gave me (stopping for a moment to collect his thoughts). What gave me that impression deep down?
Margaret PEAKE: You know, Carl, in negotiations the balance of power depends on a number of adjustable cursors.
Carl RITCHIE (intrigued): Cursors?
Margaret PEAKE: Yes, “cursors of power,” which can be on either ...