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Daily English 788 - Being Conservative and Daring

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Wendy: I really don’t think Monty is the right person for this project. He’s too conservative in his thinking. We need someone who’s a risk taker.

Burt: Monty will get the job done. That’s the most important thing.

Wendy: Not if the finished product is staid and boring. Our client won’t be happy with that.

Burt: Okay, who do you have in mind?

Wendy: I was thinking of giving the project to Lorenzo.

Burt: Lorenzo? Well, he certainly likes to push the envelope, but he’s also a loose cannon. Sometimes his ideas pan out and sometimes they fall flat.

Wendy: But Lorenzo is bold and daring. Did you see what he did on his last project? It was genius!

Burt: It was reckless. It was only through sheer luck that everything worked out. I know that Monty’s ideas are more conventional and low-key, but they’re also tried-and-true. But, in the end, it’s your call.

Wendy: In that case, I’m going with Lorenzo. I’m sure he’ll do a great job.

Burt: I hope so. I wouldn’t want us to end up with egg on our face.

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