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"When those damn graphic novels started coming out—that's when it all went down the toilet."
I'm earlier than usual this evening due to an elevated level of chatter at home.
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"It's an adjustment being a handshake guy in a fist-bump company."
Tags:handshake, handshakes, fist bump, fist bumps, fist bumping, bumping fists, greet, greets, greeting, culture clash, culture clashes, new job, new jobs, adjustment, adjustments, adjustment period, adjustment periods, settle in, settles in, settling in, broken arm, broken arms, broken hand, broken hands, broken bone, broken bones, career change, career changes, commiserate, commiserates, commiserating, culture shock, culture shocks, system shock, system shocks, socially awkward, social awkwardness
"My wife understands me."
Tags:gripe, gripes, griping, complain, complains, complaining, complaints, bar, bars, bar stool, bar stools, barfly, barflies, whinge, whinges, whine, whines, whining, wife, wives, husband, husbands, spouse, spouses, booze, boozer, boozers, commiserate, commiserates, commiserating, commiseration, commiserations, cliche, cliches, cliched, depressed, depressing, depression, communication, communicate, communicating, need, needs, desire, desires, marriage counselor, marriage counselors, marriage counsellor, marriage counsellors, marriage counseling, marriage counselling
"I know you're hurting. We're all hurting."
Tags:tortures, dungeon, dungeons, dungeon keeper, dungeon keepers, vice, vices, prison, prisoner, prisoners, imprisoned, imprison, jail, jailed, jailer, sympathy, sympathetic, empathy, empathetic, pity, pitied, commiserate, commiseration, suffering, suffer, interrogation, interrogations, emotional pain, emotional baggage, sympathize, sympathise, sympathizing, sympathising, confession, confessions
Superheroes Having a Drink
Tags:superhero, superheroes, hero, heroes, heroine, superheroine, superheroines, women, woman, comic, comics, character, comic book, comic books, hanging out, friends, friend, work friend, work friends, drink, drinking, cocktail, cocktails, bar, bars, pub, pubs, martini, martinis, wine, wine glass, wines, off duty, fictional character, fictional characters, matriarchy, matriarch, comic book character, comic book characters, commiserating, commiserate, commiserates, commiseration, commiserations, sympathize, sympathy
'Don't worry honey. There will be another apocalypse.'
The Kind Of Synergy That Can Happen Only At The Office
Tags:offices, office worker, office workers, office environment, cubicle, cubicles, watercooler, water cooler, water-cooler, work sucks, wageslave, wage slave, synergy, buzzword, buzzwords, jargons, jargon, communication, communicate, communicates, team work, team working, team-work, teamwork, working together, friend, friendship, commiseration, commiserating, commiserate, businessman, businessmen, business man, business men
"My witness doesn't understand me."
Tags:law, lawyer, lawyers, judge, judges, judging, judicial, judiciary, jury, juror, jurors, court, courts, courtroom, court room, courthouse, court house, court of law, trial, trials, persecution, persecutor, legal, legality, legals, language, languages, word, words, play on words, word-play, word play, drinking, drink, drinker, bar, bars, the bar, barister, barrister, lament, laments, lamenting, commiserate, commiserating, commiseration, bartender, bartenders, bartending, wife, wives, complain, complains, complaining, dysfunctional relationship, dysfunction
"I know what you mean...Harold's gotten so fat he has to use suspenders to hold up his boxers!"
"I guess I'm just unlucky in love. My first wife left me...and the second one won't!"
"Too bad you're not single. You would have been big on Tinder."
Tags:scotland, referendum, independent, independence, independent vote, independence votes, united kingdom, uk, u.k., dating site, dating sites, date, dates, scottish national party, snp, s.n.p., vote, votes, voting, voter, voters, attractive, attractiveness, commiserate, commiserates, commiserating, commiseration
"My wife left me. Then my hard drive died."
Tags:bar, pub, drowning your sorrow, drowning your sorrows, tech, technical difficulty, technical difficulties, tech support, divorce, divorces, divorcing, break up, break ups, breaking up, splitting up, hard drive, hard drives, hard drive crash, hard drive crashes, commiserate, commiserates, commiserations, commiserating, it, it support, problem, problems
"The days of the bartender-psychologist are over, but I can help if you have any software problems."
Tags:bar, bars, bartender, bartenders, pub, pubs, modern technology, modern technologies, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, psychologist, psychiatrist, counselor, counsellor, counselling, counseling, counselors, counselers, bartender-psychologist, life problems, mental health problems, mental health problem, mental health disorder, software, software, software problems, commiserate, commiserating, complain, complaining, customer service, sympathise, sympathising, sympathize, sympathizing, techy, techie, it expert, it experts, millennial, millennials
Alexa and the Genie
Tags:digital assistant, digital assistants, virtual assistant, virtual assistants, smart speaker, smart device, genie, genies, genie in a lamp, genie in a lantern, magic lamp, magic lamps, magic lantern, magic lanterns, three wishes, three wishes, wish, wishes, online shopping, online commerce, e-commerce, shipping, ship, online retailer, online retailers, ecommerce, gossip, gossiping, commiserating, commiseration, commiserate
"You call that dirty?"
Tags:dirty work, account, accounts, dirty-work, boss, bosses, manager, managers, work, working, working world, modern life, management, corporate, white collar crime, fraud, fraudulent, accounting, tinker, tinkering, business, big business, report, reports, reporting, businessman, businessmen, business man, business men, review, reviews, anger, angry, failed, failure, commiseration, commiserate, modern world, office drone, office drones, unethical, business practice, business practices
"You aren't the only intelligent life in the universe who elected an embarrassing buffoon."
Tags:alien, aliens, trump, donald trump, president trump, president donald trump, embarrass, embarrassed, embarrassing, humiliate, humiliates, humiliating, election, elections, elected, buffoon, buffoons, haircut, haircuts, commiserate, commiserating, commiseration, reassure, reassures, reassurance, intelligent life, intelligent, intelligence, american, americans
"Mine's a metaphor. I don't know what's going on withyou."
"It turned out that everything he poured out to me that night on the bridge was spin."
Tags:spin, spins, spin doctor, spin doctors, spill your guts, spilling your guts, mislead, misleads, misleading, date, dates, dating, single, singles, single life, commiserate, commiserates, commiserating, commiseration, lie, lies, lying, liar, boyfriend, boyfriends, husband, husbands, gaslight, gaslights, gaslighting, spouse, spouses, partner, partners, dishonest, dishonesty, damage control, betrayal, betrayals, betraying
"I'm against pain killers for players, but I'm for them for supporters."
"Gaby broke up with her BFF? That's awful."
Tags:baldo, best friend, best friends, breakup, breakups, breaking up, break up, break ups, selfish, selfishness, girl talk, gossip, gossips, gossiping, ex, exes, complain, complains, complaining, elementary school, elementary schools, friendship, friendships, outcast, outcasts, social outcast, social outcasts, commiserate, commiserates, commiserating, commiseration, commiserations
'It's the worst of times!'. . . 'It's the best of times!'. . . 'Either way, I prosper.'
"So your soccer team lost...big deal! I lose things all the time!"