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"While you were on vacation, Zooker, a motion was made and seconded to saw five and a half inches off your chair legs."
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"We were hoping that you could work from work today."
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"While we've got the chance, Dad, we'd like to thank you for these little glimpses of you we've had through the years!"
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"Come, children, let's go imagine Daddy."
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"Of course, that was long ago, but at the time it seemed like the present."
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Panel discussion: absenteeism in the workplace.
"Shall I mark you absent or present today?"
Life With The Invisible Man
"I know we're married, but I'd still like to work out a shared-custody arrangement."
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"The doctor is in court on Tuesdays and Wednesdays."
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'The first item on the principal's cabinet agenda is the high rate of staff absenteeism.'
"I keep my core beliefs written on my palm for easy reference."
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"Charlie won't be here. He's drinking from home today."
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'I shan't be in today - I'm in bed with a nasty bug.'
"Mr. Carmichael won't be in today. He was beset by woes."
'Before I begin today's lesson, please turn off your cell phones,beepers and ipods.'
"Got canned for calling in sick too often. I thought absence was supposed to make the heart grow fonder."
'This is the third session you've missed. We need to look at that.'
'Luck is when good classroom management skill meets a day when the disruptive students are absent.'
'The good news is that all the teachers liked the weekend brainstorming retreat. The bad news is that twelve of them are out today with splitting headaches.'
"Please excuse Bobby for missing school yesterday. He had the plague."
"Yes, I saw the obituary. So, is that why you weren't in yesterday?"
'Charlie will be late this morning... he lost the back of his earring.'
Jerry went extinct.
"Charles — we missed you at playgroup."