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'I don't know Joe, maybe we;re using the wrong kind of glass?'
'Faster than the average professional athlete goes bankrupt.'
'The problem is I can't tell the difference between a deeply wise, intuitive nudge from the Universe and one of my own bone-headed ideas!'
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Thursday, August 2, 1990, Early in the Morning, the Watternods' Dog Ponders the S. & L. Mess
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"The bailout money, …. Cosgrove took it and bailed out."
"Sorry, we don't have your money anymore but if you want to see some photos of it we've taken over the years check out our website."
"Well, I guess the bubble has burst over at Phillips Rodny Associates."
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'That's not an accident. I left out chapter 7 and 11 on purpose.'
Company Merges/Major Layoffs/We Go Belly Up. . .
"Ladies and gentlemen, is there a bankruptcy attorney on board?"
'We were in the right place at the right time but, unfortunately, we were in the wrong time zone.'
'If it's any consolation, our lack of business innovation will be the subject of analysis in some of the finest M.B.A. programs in the country.'
'I never worry about money - I don't have any money to worry about.'
"I don't mind out of control spending as long as it's on stuff I like."
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"Look, don't bother appealing to my conscience - I've filed for moral bankruptcy."
"Still, I think we can all take some pride in being one of the signature bankruptcies of our time."
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Sign over one of three teller lines at a bank reads "Reassurances"
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"Oh, Honey - our first bankruptcy!"
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'Wasn't it about the time you came on board that I turned the company around?'
'So what you're saying is that we've been defunct and out of business for over two years and you've just been waiting for the right time to tell me?'
"Birth, bed, bath, beer, bankruptcy, bifocals, balding and beyond."
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I wish they'd quit sending my financial statements."
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'Just exactly how bad is our cash flow problem?'
'Can you believe I was open for six months, and not one single client?!?'