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The Heimlich Maneuver
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"It's been nice talking to you, but I should probably get back to staring blankly ahead."
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"I saw the most fascinating picture of a celebrity getting a cup of coffee today."
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"Sorry I took so long. I went to the bathroom, tried climbing out the window, and got stuck."
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A Heart to Heart Talk
"And this is my niece. She's four. She'd also love to eat you."
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"When you people start working eggs into the conversation, it's really code for something else,right?"
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"You have to get up early tomorrow, too? We have so much in common!"
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'Have you noticed it, too?'
"We thought it was a rough patch, but it turned out to be our life."
"I hope you don't mind. He doesn't know he's a dog."
"Well, I had 'the talk' with him.
"Say something viral."
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"Suddenly I can't think of anything to chirp."
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"I really am young at heart: I got a 34 year old's in a transplant."
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"Technically, we have an open marriage, but so far there's just Michael and me."
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When handling difficult conversations, focus on the issue and not the person.
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"Ya know, boys and girls studying alone like this is strictly forbidden in Iran."
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"Baldo, a young man like you might have a lot of questions...about feelings, emotions...not knowing what is right and wrong. Remember, mi'jo...I'm here if you need me."
'Hi, I'm Raoul...I shall be your talking point of the evening.'
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"You should have told me you needed advice."
"I know it's an uncomfortable subject...but we have to talk about the 800 pound gorilla in the room!"