- most gracious. Thank you. What is it for?

- you do not recognize it?

- it...offers no clues.

- it was forged in our deepest tunnels from the finest materials, the metals folded a thousand times, dipped in the blood of tortured souls.

- Tortured souls?

- Genuine ratbastards, the lot of them.

- I am most impressed by the mother-of-pearl finishings on the handle.

- That is not the handle.

- Ah.

- Have you observed the fleur-de-lis engraved in the base of the blade?

- Is this the...

- Yes.

- Very impressive.

- A personal touch. A sort of hobby of mine.

- The leather is quite supple as well.

- I knew you would like it. I would not present this to just any bag of the scum.

- Indeed it is a great honor. The others will be jealous.

- It is a considerable responsibility, yes. But I have every confidence.

- Is there a power source?

- The batteries have been preinstalled.

- That will save me a trip to the drugstore, very considerate.

- Nickel metal hydride. The latest. Rechargeable.

- I would expect nothing less for such a fine instrument. Will it fit in the overhead compartments?

- I'm afraid you will have to check it.

- Somewhat unfortunate, as I find myself travelling quite a bit these days.

- There is a telescoping polycarbonate handle, and a small set of wheels on the bottom. Or you can use the detachable shoulder strap.

- And this folds down like...ow.

- As you can see the edge is razor sharp. When you are on the road you should attach the safety cover.

- Of course. You can never be too careful. How is the suction?

- Exceptional. You will not believe it.

- I have a couple of cats.

- We are recommending the small nozzle attachment for home use.

- Does the other side have anything like this?

- We think they do not have the research budget.

- Not very colorful, though.

- Right now you are limited to 'ice', but we are working on 'tangerine' and 'grape'.

- That would be a little cheerier.

- Considering its purpose, rather ironic, don't you think.

- Indeed. (laughter.)

- Again, thank you. Most honored.

- Good luck out there.

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- Send in the next one.

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- This will be of fine service for you, you bag of the scum

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