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"If you don't have anything profound to say, don't say anything at all."
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"Yerkow says, 'Yeah, Leon, good to see you doin' so fine, too.'"
"It's been nice talking to you, but I should probably get back to staring blankly ahead."
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"Donald is an appendicitis survivor, too."
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"Behold, as I guide our conversation to my narrow area of expertise."
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"Don't you think it's time we talked about Operation Doug?"
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"That reminds me of a scene from 'The Big Lebowski.'"
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'Mr. Watson?.. Alexander Graham Bell here. I'm a first-time caller...'
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Before the airbag, there was the windbag.
Tags:small talk, making small talk, making small-talk, weather, the weather, hell, purgatory, catholic beliefs, catholicism, catholic, catholics, punishments, sins, converse, conversation, in purgatory, limbo, in limbo, british weather, char chatting, re teachers, re teacher, rs teacher, rs teachers
"Hey, keep it down, we're trying to have a conversation."
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"This call is monitored for quality. Try to keep up your end of the conversation."
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Stan Mack's Real Life Funnies: Asparagus Beach, Amagansett, NY.
Texting in the Middle of a Conversation.
"Some of us are unsung heroes."
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"They're such a nice couple- we should see them more often. Not literally, of course."
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'Sometimes words just get in the way.'
'Nice to meet you... And I don't use that phrase lightly.'
'How are we supposed to have a constructive dialogue when you keep trying to interrupt me?'
"To think, before we discovered coffee our discourse was limited to mere grunts."
"Don't get me wrong. I love working at the North Pole, I just wish one damn store around here sold non-pointed shoes."
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'Did you say something, or did I?'
"It's Lida Bascom's husband - he's frightfully unhappy."