— I haven’t brought the component I need. I’ll come back tomorrow, but I’ll bill you now for today.
— But you haven’t done anything.
— Sorry, company policy.
— OK, give me the bad news.
— Right, that’s 20€ travel and one hour’s labour @ 35€, 55€ plus VAT.
— But you’ve only been here five minutes.
— Sorry, company policy. Read the small print.
— If I charge for an hour I work an hour.
— Now, if you’ll just sign here.
— I’m not signing for an hour’s labour until you’ve been here an hour. Here, have a beer and let’s go and watch some soap opera.
— OK, let’s make that 15 minutes labour.

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