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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
"Come back—I can change!"
Tags:relationship, relationships, relationship issues, relationship problems, unhappy relationship, unhappy relationships, love, marriage, marriages, married life, couple, couples, husband, husbands, wife, wives, spouse, spouses, girlfriend, girlfriend, boyfriend, boyfriends, partner, partners, argument, arguments, arguing, fight, fights, fighting, conflict, conflicts, divorce, divorces, divorcing, split, splits, splitting, separation, separations, separating, breakup, breakups, breaking up, break up, break ups, break-up, break-ups, leaving, giving up, rock, rocks, boulder, boulders, stone, stones, change, changes, changing, i can change, come back, return, pleading, begging, convincing, geology, geologist, geologists, science, unchanging, set in stone, rigid, fixed, set in their ways, stubborn, inflexible, obstinate
"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
"Um, O.K., yes, Boardwalk for Connecticut Avenue."
Tags:king, kings, ruler, rulers, monarch, monarchs, sovereign, sovereigns, royal, royalty, game, games, board game, board games, playing board games, cheating, cheater, cheaters, peasant, peasants, servant, servants, citizen, citizens, prisoner, prisoners, guard, guards, executioner, executioners, threatening, menacing, scary, convincing, trading
"C'mon—I'm telling you there's money in land."
Tags:animal, animals, talking animal, talking animals, fish, science, biology, evolution, evolutionary theory, darwin's theory of evolution, theory of evolution, darwin, land, real estate, property, properties, investing, investment, investments, investor, investors, money, finances, financial advice, convincing, persuading
"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."
"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
'Oh Hank, you say that now but once you have one it'll change your life.'
"Their bookshelves look more convincingly read from than ours."
Tags:couple, couples, keeping up with the joneses, jealous, jealousy, book, books, bookshelf, bookshelves, read, reading, literature, literate, convincing, pretend, acting, pretending, for show, showing off, show-off, show off, showing-off, pretentious, interior design, interior decorations, interior decorating, interior decoration, design, designs, decoration, decorations, compete, competition, competitions, competitive, relationship, relationships, friend, friends, friendship, middle-age, middle-aged, well-read
"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
"Ernestine is trying to get St. Patrick to change his mind."
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"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
'Marvin Quinn - Attorney at Law - Jury Whisperer.'
'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
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.'