JENNY: Listen, I don't think we can afford the podium after all.
Brian has a confused look on his face as Jenny peels a page full of numbers from her notepad and hands it to him.
JENNY: PM's been very clear about the budget. It's been codified right from the get-go. See, we have to reserve this amount here for a proper underfloor heating system. We can still finish the house within budget if we get rid of the big podium in the meeting room.
Brian looks at the numbers.
BRIAN: There's no way a UFH system is this expensive. There has to be a cheaper solution. We just have to take a moment to analyze... Ensure that we have enough for both the UFH and the podium.
JENNY: You do understand that a full UFH's absolutely essential to have here. A podium's not. Just recently PM urged us to save money wherever possible. He doesn't want to see the costs skyrocket like in the last project. You're going to have to say bye bye podium.
BRIAN: But... But...
Something's missing here. What kind of ending should this story have?
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