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"I though you said I should take the ball and slowly meander around with it."
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'Let me put your cholesterol levels in terms you'll understand. If they were your bowling scores, you'r be making a fortune on the pro tour.'
'Are we watching business news or sports news?'
"Candice, your eyes are like two crystal-blue pools of habitual judgment."
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"Sometimes, son, the guilt inside builds up so much you have to vent the shame silo."
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'He's thinking. That's like buffering.'
"I'm inside the cake waiting to jump out."
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'This is us.'
Why we need poetry. . .
"It was Saturday night. The clock on my office wall showed the time to be eleven-forty-five. There are times when a private eye does not necessarily feel like being a private eye. This was one of those times. The elevator door down the hall clanked open with a clank familiar to anyone on the fourth floor who had had an office on the fourth floor for as long as I had had an office on the fourth floor. Footsteps came down the darkened hall and stopped outside my door. They were the footsteps of a
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"It was terrible. It was like a media frenzy."
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'Let's just say, you're structurally sound. It's your facade that's crumbling.'
'When pastors take sports analogies too far...'
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"I wandered lonely as a...lonely as a...lonely as a what?"
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The sad case of the blind-men and the elephant.
'I see now! You're talking apples and I'm thinking oranges!'
Crow to crow: 'It's about 20 miles from here, not exactly following any highway, but more in a straight line, like as if you were to fly ...'
"Hah! That's a good one! 'Having your work reviewed by a committee is like being nibbled to death by ducks!' But what does that have to do with me?"
Tags:committee, committees, performance review, performance reviews, annual review, annual reviews, appraisal, appraisals, review, critique, criticism, work, death of a thousand cuts, animals, duck, ducks, corporate culture, workplace, office job, office jobs, analogy, analogies, metaphor, metaphors, management, leader, leadership
Dr Jones had, in a former career, worked in the construction industry...
"How are we going to explain this?"
'In the kitchen of opportunity, using the utensils of education and the ingredients of knowledge, you will produce a feast of achievement and the sweet aroma of success will waft throughout the restaurant of your life.'
'This plan of your is really going out on a limb!' 'That's where the fruit is.'
'Unlike Wall Street, with its strict rules regulating insider trading, 'Love Street' remains un-regulated, and I'm pleases to let you know now, before the official announcement, that the position of Rolf Fusco's girlfriend is open.'
'Sorry, we use the 800 pound gorilla metaphor here.'