Virginia: Hand me that screwdriver, will you?
Alonso: Don’t tell me you’re trying to fix that dryer yourself. We need to call in an authorized repairman or repairwoman.
Virginia: Do you have any idea what they’ll charge?
Alonso: All right, then I’ll call a handyman and see if he knows anything about fixing dryers.
Virginia: If he doesn’t, he might make matters worse. I think it’s just a matter of clearing a clog or replacing a worn component.
Alonso: Yes, but which one? We should just upgrade to a newer model.
Virginia: This dryer does not need to be replaced. It’s not that old.
Alonso: But it’s been on the fritz on and off for a year.
Virginia: I don’t want to throw out a perfectly good appliance just because of a minor problem.
Alonso: Well, this “minor problem” is the reason I had to walk to work in damp clothes this morning.
Virginia: That wasn’t so bad, was it?
Alonso: In the middle of winter?! You try walking with icicles in the most uncomfortable places!
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