A dialogue between two friends about money and spending
Ahmad: Look, Kamran! Aftab's sporting Goods is having a sale on camping equipment! They've marked sleeping bags down fifty percent.
Kamran: I have only thirty-five Rupees left to live on this month. I can't afford a sleeping bag.
A: I can lend you the money and you can pay me back next month.
K: Thanks, but I have to start putting some money aside for college. If I don't cut back on my expenses, I'll never save any money. I can easily run up bills, but I have a hard time paying them off.
A: Yeah, I have that problem too. Let's go in and see what they have anyway.
K: Okay (reluctantly).
A: Wow! Look at these! They're only forty rupees Kamran! That's a steal! If we each put ten rupees down today, we could pay the rest next month.
K: They are cheap....(slowly). Do you think that I can get by on twenty-five rupees this month?
A: Sure you can! Come on. Let's ask that guy to ring them up. There are too many people in this line.
K: I may not have much money, but at least I'll have a place to sleep.