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"Don't walk away from me while I'm not paying any attention to you."
How to tell you might be getting too close with your pet.
"By labeling it, I control it."
"It's mine—and I'd appreciate your not looking out of it."
Tags:airplane, airplanes, aeroplane, aeroplanes, air travel, flying, plane, planes, passenger, passengers, seat, seats, window seat, windows seats, window, windows, travel, traveling, travelling, traveler, travelers, traveller, travellers, look out, look, looking, mine, possessive, greedy, greed, selfish, controlling, neighbour, neighbours, neighbor, neighbors
"Look, fella, I'm sorry. What more can I say?"
Tags:dog, dogs, aggressive, aggressiveness, bite, bites, biting, bitten, attack, attacks, attack dog, attack dogs, apology, apologies, insincere, insincerity, ferocious, dog person, dog owner, dog owners, control, controls, controlling, discipline, disciplines, disciplining, sorry, saying sorry, eat, eats, eating
At the Flip-Flop Quality Control Center.
"Want to hear about my day?"
"Oh, Christ—it's your mother."
Tags:mother, mothers, mothering, motherhood, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, mother in law, mother in laws, mothers in law, overbearing, overbearing parent, overbearing parents, overbearing mother, overbearing mothers, mollycoddle, mollycoddled, mollycoddling, strict, strict parent, strict parents, strict mother, strict mothers, strict parenting, intrude, intrusive, boosy, bossy boots, stalking, stalker, controlling, controlling mother, controlling mothers, over controlling, harassed, harassment, harasser, flying the nest, domineering, domineer, domineering mother, domineering mothers, domineering parent, domineering parents, car, cars, drive, driving, driver, holiday, holidays, vacation, vacations, on holiday, on vacations, road trip, roadtrip, road-trip, abroad, holiday abroad
"I'm looking for a man who doesn't want anything to do with the wedding planning."
'Dozens of gauges and knobs, but not one cigarette lighter to plug in my heated travel mug.'
Tags:airplane, airplanes, pilot, pilots, fly, flying, flies, flied, control, controls, controlling, controlled, cockpit, cockpits, travel mug, mug, mugs, plug in, cigarette lighter, cigarette lighters, travel plug, travel plugs, electronic, electronics, heated mug, heated mugs, heated, the flying mccoys, flying mccoys
Wanting his picnic with Gwen to be perfect, Hal made sure they would not be bothered by ants.
'We're all out of Novocain, so we need to restrain your arms and legs.'
Mr. Larson's tendency to micromanage was getting on Brad's nerves.
"I've cleaned out the garage- now may I file for divorce?"
Tags:chore, chores, household chore, household chores, household task, household tasks, lazy, laziness, controlled, controlling, controled, controling, bad relationship, bad relationships, break up, break ups, breaking up, break-up, break-ups, split up, splitting up, split ups, split-up, split-ups, separation, separations, divorce, divorces, filing for divorce
"Don't flutter your little wings on company time."
Tags:office worker, office workers, good and evil, devil, devils, the devil, angel, angels, angel wings, company time, demon, demons, break, breaks, breaktime, breaktimes, break time, break times, slack, slacker, slackers, lazy, laziness, the rat race, rat race, monotony, monotonous, offices, control, controlling, employee welfare, company-time, modern life
With and without a starter.
Tags:run, runs, running, runner, runners, start, starts, starting, started, starter, starters, compare, compares, comparing, comparison, comparisons, race, races, racing, racer, racers, athlete, athletes, athletics, starting gun, starting guns, gone, uncontrolled, controlled, controlling, in the bleachers, bleachers, in the bleachers
"Here - now don't get smart with me again."
'We should have asserted control early on. They've been jawing at each other all game long. It was bound to turn violent.'
Tags:basketball, ref, refs, referee, referees, umpire, umpires, fight, fights, fighting, fighter, fighters, fought, punch, punches, punching, punched, punch up, punch ups, dispute, disputes, disputed, argue, argues, arguing, argued, control, controls, controlling, controller, controllers, in the bleachers, bleachers, in the bleachers
'What a control freak!'
Tags:running, run, runs, runner, runners, ran, running track, running tracks, running lane, running lanes, lane, lanes, get in your lanes, bossy, bossing, boss, umpire, ump, starting gun, start, starting, starts, started, control freak, control, controls, controlling, get set, go, in the bleachers, bleachers, in the bleachers
'OK, ma'am. You open the door, and Vigil and I will cover you in case there are any rats.'
'Sorry, kids, but I had no choice. Your parents' constant interference was making it impossible for me to coach.'
Tags:soccer, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, police, policeman, policemen, police officer, police officers, cop, cops, law enforcement, arrest, arrests, arresting, arrested, swat, swat team, swat teams, control, controls, controlling, coach, coaches, coached, coaching, in the bleachers, bleachers, in the bleachers
Control Freaks Without Borders
Tags:control freak, control freaks, controlling, personal space, boundary issue, boundary issues, border, borders, office politics, corporate culture, corporate environment, boss, bosses, manager, managers, managers, management, managements, coworker, coworkers, college, colleges, invasion of personal space, respecting personal space
"I clipped his wings, but they grew back."
Tags:clipped wings, husband, husbands, wife, wives, married life, married couple, married couples, marital problem, marital problems, marriage problem, marriage problems, free-spirited, affair, affairs, free spirit, free spirits, free spirited, defiant, defiance, wing clipping, free-spirit, free-spirits, domineering wife, domineering wives, browbeat, browbeating, browbeated, bully, bullies, bullying, intimidating, intimidation, controlling, controlling behaviour, controlling behavior
"You'll have to excuse my wife. She's a bit of a control freak."
Tags:coach, coaches, coaching, wife, wives, husband, husbands, husband and wife, married, marriage, married life, control, controlling, controlled, whistle, whistles, march, marching, boss, bossed, bossy, domineer, domineering, party, parties, cocktail party, cocktail, couples, couple, odd couples, men, man, women, woman, stereotype, stereotypes, psychology
"You heard the little lady, Mister. She said, 'Don't touch that dial.' "
Tags:don't touch that dial, channel, channels, change, changes, changing, change the channel, changes the channel, changing the channel, cowboy, cowboys, western, westerns, threat, threats, threaten, threatens, threatening, standoff, standoffs, mexican standoff, mexican standoffs, pistol, pistols, ad break, ad breaks, advertising break, advertising breaks, commercial, commercials, commercial break, commercial breaks, remote, remote control, remote controls, controlling, warn, warns, warning, warnings