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'Your HMO isn't convinced that you need surgery. When I say 'action!' start writhing and moaning wildly.'
To be more convincing when he faked a sick day, Bill liked to actually feel lousy.
The Wunderkind At Work
Tags:wunderkind, child prodigy, child prodigies, butter up, butters up, buttering up, parent, parents, ask, asks, asking, practice, practices, practicing, practise, practises, practising, study, studies, studying, entrepreneur, entrepreneurs, convince, convinces, convincing, first car, first cars, gift, gifts, present, presents
"Who the hell are you going to listen to - the voices in your head, or your best friend?"
Tags:schizophrenia, schizophrenic, schizophrenics, dog, dogs, voice, voices, best friend, best friends, voice in your head, voices in your head, crazy, insane, insanity, mental health, mental health problem, mental health problems, mislead, misleads, misleading, misled, convince, convinces, convincing, argument, arguments, logic
"She'll only eat it if I cut it up in cloverleaf shapes, serve it on a blue plate, and do a little dance as I serve it."
Tags:picky eater, picky eaters, child, children, entitled, choosy, brat, brats, bratty, spoiled, spoil, spoils, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, parent, parents, eat, eats, eating, bribe, bribes, bribery, convince, convincing, bad parent, bad parenting, pain, difficult child, difficult children, difficulty, difficulties, dinner, dinners, meal, meals
"I'm not talking to you as your lawyer - I'm talking to you as your best friend."
Tags:friend, friends, best friend, best friends, man's best friend, mans best friend, dog, dogs, canine, canines, canine companion, canine companions, lawyer, lawyers, attorney, attorneys, legal advice, legal adviser, legal advisers, legal advisor, legal advisors, representative, representatives, representation, legal advisor, legal advisors, legal advice, butter up, butters up, buttering up, convince, convinces, convincing
"It's really a lot of fun…. The unemployed men's chorus."
"You got this."
Tags:trap, traps, road, roads, highway, highways, roadkill, road kill, accident, deer strike, deer, buck, bucks, stag, stags, road hunt, grim, grim reaper, death, died, die, dead, convince, not convinced, car, cars, traffic, truck, trucks, trucking, trucker, it's a trap, fate, cruel fate, nature, natural, natural selection
"All right! Have it your own way. It was a ball."
Tags:decisions, problem solving, entertainment, sports, baseball, umpires, way, have it your way, having it your way, argue, argues, arguing, argument, arguments, umpire, ref, refs, referee, referees, decision, decisions, persuade, persuades, persuading, persuasion, pitch, pitches, pitching, pitcher, pitchers, strike, strikes, convince, convinces, convincing, mankoff
"So, you see, what you were really looking for was a deeper connection with your father, and not the dentist's office down the hall."
Tags:tooth, teeth, toothache, tooth ache, dentist, dentists, dentistry, accident, accidents, awkward, awkward situation, awkward moment, therapy, therapist, therapists, convince, convincing, rhetoric, mistake, mistakes, lost, lose, psychiatrists, psychiatric, psychologist, psychology, freud, freudian
"We did our best to convince them, now it's up to how gullible they are."
'Oh Hank, you say that now but once you have one it'll change your life.'
"It's spring. It's spring. It's warm. It's warm.s"
Tags:spring, spring time, cold spring, cold springs, warm season, warm seasons, self-deception, self-deceptions, self-deceive, self-deceives, self-deceiving, warm, warmth, belief, beliefs, power of belief, seasonal change, seasonal changes, winter, snow, cold, chilly, shiver, shivers, shivering, ice, frost, inclement, weather, bus, stop, freeze, freezing, clothes, clothing, convince, convinces, convinced, convincing
"It's better to be a big person in a little space than a little person in a big space."
Tags:offices, office worker, office workers, office work, office job, office jobs, small office, small offices, demoted, demoted, humiliated, humiliate, humiliation, executives, executive, business executives, business executive, business executives, manager, managers, boss, bosses, business manager, business managers, bad manager, bad managers, management style, management styles, saying, sayings, talking it up, convince, unconvincing
"Ernestine is trying to get St. Patrick to change his mind."
Tags:saint patrick, st. patrick, st. patrick's day, saint patrick's day, snake, snakes, ireland, advocate, advocates, advocacy, convince, convinces, convincing, entertain, entertains, entertaining, entertainment, saint, saints, miracle, miracles, miraculous, trick, tricks, tricking, trickery, distract, distracts, distracting
"Very good. Now go out there and convince others."
Tags:happy, happiness, smile, smiles, smiling, convince, convinces, convincing, unconvincing, unnerving, sales, salesman, salesmen, salesperson, salespeople, disingenuous, lie, lies, lying, liar, liars, pep, peppy, upbeat, unnatural, creepy, permanent, permanence, weird, weirdness, buy, buys, buying, stiff
"I'm just saying, ask yourself if you want your life to be a tired, old cliche, or do you want to break new ground?"
'Ears up - wag that tail - soulful expression - he is YOURS!'
'Looks like they finally convinced him to take an early retirement.'
'He's trying to talk them into giving themselves up!'
"O.K. – let's get our stories straight, and our characters sympathetic and well drawn."
Tags:children, kids, childhood, misbehaving kids, misbehaviour, misbehavior, stories straight, lying, convincing lies, convincing lie, convincing, convince, writer, writiers, writing, character development, sympathetic characters, acting, actors, method acting, actor, manupulation, manipulate, modern childhood
"Are you sure you can cure me of leg cramps?"
Tags:foodie, foodies, food lover, food lovers, chef, chefs, cooking, cookery, cooks, french, french cooking, french cuisine, frog, frogs, frogs legs, dramatic irony, irony, ironic, ironically, frog's legs, frog legs, exotic, exotically, doctor, doctors, lie, lies, convince, convinced, convincing, convinces, cure, cures, cured, medical, hospital, hospitals, get well, get well soon
'It's walking! It's walking!'
Man: "I'm a freelance executive producer." Woman (thinking): "Unemployed."
'Bobby, help me mush this down so we can convince your mother it's a pancake tomorrow morning.'