Adria: Hello, Maria. How're things?
Maria: Fine. What about you? How's work?
Adria: Well, it could be better.
Maria: You're still with the same company, aren't you?
Adria: Oh yes. But business hasn't been too good this year, and I've had to take a cut in salary.
Maria: This is bad news. Still, I suppose we're lucky to have jobs at all these days.
Maria: You are managing then? For the money, I mean.
Adria: Well it's not always easy. Especially now we've got the baby.
Maria: Oh yes, of course.
Adria: And Sam is not working anymore, so there's even less money coming into the house.
Maria: I can see things must be a bit difficult for you.
Adria: Well, we're certainly feeling the pinch.