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A deadline comes to chew up a worker.
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'The hospital bought 50 of them to help with the nursing shortage.'
"I've just joined a support group for boring people."
Tags:support, supportive, supporting, support group, support groups, group, groups, relationship, relationships, boring, anti-social, introvert, introverts, introverted, people, man, men, friend, friends, improve, improvement, elf-improvement, help, self-help, coping, community, communities, social network, social networks, mental health
"Sometimes I live in the country. Sometimes I live in town. And sometimes I take a great notion to jump in the river and drown."
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"And now a correction: Portions of last night's story on diving mules which were read with an air of ironic detachment should actually have been presented with earnest concern."
Tags:correction, corrections, redaction, redactions, redacted, take back, takes back, taking back, detached, detachment, ironic, irony, modern life, modern attitude, modern attitudes, anchorman, anchormen, hipster, hipsters, earnest, earnestness, tragedy, tragedies, cope, copes, coping, coping mechanism, coping mechanisms, diving mule, diving mules
"Memoir, Chapter 1. At times, I think I may have never fully gotten over the death of my parents..."
Tags:memoir, memoirs, superhero, superheroes, trauma, traumas, orphan, orphans, cope, copes, coping, coping mechanism, coping mechanisms, psychology, deep-seated, issue, issues, death, deaths, death in the family, understatement, understatements, understate, understates, understating, parent, parents, die, dies, dying, mental health, mental health problem, mental health problems, work through it, working through it, autobiography, autobiographies, story, stories, personal story, personal stories, confession, confessions, confessional
Hanging Loose, Hanging Tough, Just Hanging In There
Tags:business man, business men, business person, business people, businessman, businessmen, businessperson, business executive, business executives, business manager, business manager, work style, work styles, laid back, hanging loose, hanging tough, hanging in there, relaxed, relaxing, aggressive, aggression, idiom, idioms, saying, saying, coping, just coping, business style, business style, attitude, attitudes, life attitudes, leadership style, leadership styles
'Have you tried enjoying the aches and pains?'
"I just don't have it in me today..." "Well, aren't you the lucky one."
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"Hello, I'd like to order a telephone."
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'We'll need to be strictly honest while our shredders are down.'
"Educational TV is for people who are unable to cope with real TV."
Tags:education, educations, educate, educated, educating, educational, educational tv, tv, tvs, television, televisions, televise, real, reality, realistic, realism, cope, coping, copes, stoic, stoicism, stoically, irritate, irritated, irritates, cocktails, cocktail, cocktail party, masculine, masculinity, ego, egos, egotistical, wimp, wimpy, wimps
"Just get over it. That's what I did." Bob turns a tragic loss into a lame attempt at helping others cope.
"I don't care what your chat group says. I say you're becoming overly dependent on technological gadgetry."
"I recommend an epidural, at least until they're off to school."
'Milton, you really did make it to the other side!'
Tags:seance, seances, mediums, psychics, clairvoyant, clairvoyants, clairvoyance, afterlife, afterlives, after-life, after-lives, chicken, chick, poultry, slaughter, medium, psychic, death, chickens, animals, parodies, heaven, hell, parody, belief, god, religion, death, coping, circle of life, crystal ball
'We all operate the same rules here... the only difference is that you will do so with much less power and resources.'
A sturdy hand-hold against the vicissitudes of life: $1.00 per minute.
"It's nice, but how do you adjust the sleep number?''
Parrot Families: 'Daddy! Mikels repeating every single thing I say!' 'Atta boy Mike!'
"I don't mind emotional trauma if I can turn it into a really funny anecdote."
Tags:coffee, coffee shop, cafe, friend, friends, friendship, friendships, emotion, emotions, confide, confides, cope, coping, coped, copes, trauma, traumatic, mental, mental health, shock, shocked, love, loving, care, caring, cared, anecdote, anecdotes, dark, dark humor, dark humour, black humor, black humour, girl, girls, women, woman
Sisyphus Learns to Cope
Tags:bowling, bowling ball, bowling balls, bowler, bowlers, greek myth, greek myths, greek mythology, classics, classicist, classicists, skittles, skittles, hades, underworld, tenpin, tenpins, ten-pin, ten-pins, eternal punishment, uphill struggle, uphill struggles, coping, coping mechanism, coping mechanisms, silver lining, silver linings, bright side, bright-side
Shrink's Summer Job
Tags:shrink, shrinks, psychiatrist, psychiatrists, psychiatry, problems, problem, coping, cope, addition, addictions, mental illness, mental health, stress, stressed, summer, summer job, summer jobs, beach, beaches, lifeguard, lifeguards, drown, drowning, drowned, lifesaver, lifesavers, swim, swimming, swimmer, swimmers
Man has a storm over his head, which ends up growing a flower on his head.
Tags:pessimistic, pessimism, negativity, anger, storms, happiness, happy, positivity, perspectives, psychology, outcomes, coping, coping mechanisms, outlooks, life changes, mental health, bad mood, bad moods, turnaround, turnarounds, turning it around, optimism, optimist, optimists, silver lining, silver linings, rage, rages, raging, storm
'Of course I'm out of touch with reality. That's what I came here for.'