"Well," the man says, "I think I'm worth a million dollars a year."
The HR representative just about swallows his tongue at this; the job usually pays something on the order of the very low six figures. "That's quite a lot."
"Sure, but I'm worth a lot. Anyway, that's just an opening figure," says the candidate, smiling.
"Huh. Well, we could pay a dollar a year," the HR rep says.
"Well," says the man, "I don't want to get bogged down. Let's just split the difference."