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'Doug, Jeremy! Get back in here! The sales graph was upside-down!'
"Well, Margaret, you're the Kelly Ripa of our little group, perhaps you can cheer us all up."
"... and so, gentlemen, I have to report that, despite the not inconsiderable complications and burdens presented by the war, the income of the North American Broadcasting Company showed a net increase of two per cent."
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"Does the co-op board have any idea when the elevators will be replaced?"
Tags:elevator, elevators, lift, lifts, cannon, cannons, human cannonball, human cannonballs, co-op, co-op board, co-op boards, board meeting, board meetings, replace, replacement, replacements, out of order, out of service, convenience, apartment, apartments, apartment complex, apartment complexes, flat, flats, doorman, doormen
"Then it's agreed. Judgment Day, whenever it comes, will fall on a Thursday, so that they'll get the long weekend."
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"Read me back the minutes from the last dip."
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'Okay, let's bring this meeting to order.'
"Are you sure he's dead? I thought it was just his Bill Murray routine."
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"Good, we're all agreed. I like it when we're all agreed."
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"All those in favor of saying 'It's a wrap' instead of 'Meeting adjourned' say 'Aye.' "
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"How about some little pads and pencils?"
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"Could you run those numbers by me again? I was thinking of an old love."
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"I move for less transparency."
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"Sorry, but there aren't enough life jackets to go around."
Tags:sinking business, failing business, failed business, crash, crashes, economic crash, economic crashes, recession, recessions, in recession, double dip recession, stocks, stocks and shares, stock market crash, stock market crashes, economics, life jacket, life jackets, life-jacket, life-jackets, lifejacket, lifejackets, sink ship, sinking ships, boardroom, boardrooms, profit, plummeting profit, meeting, meetings, business meeting, business meetings, board meeting, board meetings, business man, business men, business person, business people, businessmen, businessman, businessperson
"'Meetingpalooza' sounded better in the brochure."
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"Still warm. The board of directors couldn't have gone very far."
"Just once I'd like to see us pass something on a voice vote."
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"It's just us today. Campbell called in ethical."
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"Keep your facial expressions where I can see them."
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"We were too busy ignoring the warning signs to pay attention to the projected disaster."
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"Well, that satisfies our financial requirement."
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"Hold that thought, Ted—forever."
'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?'
"O.K. Will somebody please bring me up to date?"
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