I heard that you've been doing some hard bargaining lately about this new tooth you lost. I have to admit, it is quite a fine tooth, and I would love to add it to my special collection. Unfortunately, it seems you're asking for $2.00 instead of our agreed-upon 75 cents.
Now, first of all, that's a 166.667% increase. What makes this tooth so special? I understand that your baby teeth are getting rarer and you're getting older, but I don't think inflation is quite that bad yet. So what is it? Is this tooth made out of solid gold? Does it grant wishes? I didn't think so.
Here's the deal. I'll pay the $2.00 instead of 75 cents because I do really want that tooth. Unfortunately, I'm going to have to charge you a processing fee of 25 cents, an overcharge fee of 25 cents, and an extra delivery service charge of 50 cents. Hey, I don't make the rules. Well, I do, but these are my terms.
So I hope this $1.00 buys you something nice and fun. If you want to negotiate for that extra buck, I'll bet your parents have some chores they'd be happy to pay for.
The Tooth Fairy