“Hey, Applejack.” That's good. Breaking the ice, good stuff, good stuff…
“What in the hay do you want now? I’m too busy to listen to you!” She takes a passive-aggressive bite out of her plum.
“I can see that...” you mumble, attempting to hold back your annoyance. “I just wanted to talk to you about your habit of lying.”
“So what? I like to lay around eating apples. I’m planning to drop the habit soon.”
“What? No, I mean you keep lying.”
“On the job? I’ve never laid down on the job!”
"No, not lay, lie!"
"You ain't making any sense."
"Look, I'm just saying that you like to lie-"
“You see me lying? I’m not lying. You think I’d lie about that?”
“But…” You slap your hand to your forehead. This is obviously going nowhere fast. Perhaps a different method of negotiation is called for.
>A rousing speech about friendship is in order.