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'Face it, we're never going to reach a consensus.'
"Could you read the part where Stephen envisions life outside Dublin again?"
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"Maybe I haven't suffered enough. Why don't you whip up some of your curried pork balls and refried rice for dinner?"
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'Great team. Brilliant coach. No ball handler...'
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"Talk to me, Alice. I speak woman."
Tags:communication, communication breakdown, communication breakdowns, communication problem, communication problems, marriage, marriages, husband, husbands, wife, wives, spouse, spouses, marriage problem, marriage problems, difficulty, difficulties, marriage problem, marriage problems, couples, couples counselor, couples counselors, gender stereotype
"Remember the good old days, when all we had to worry about was a dollar-sixty-a-pound sirloin?"
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"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."
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"I had to stop watching the news - it was making my own problems seem insignificant."
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"A man learns a great deal about himself when he's face to face with 49 minutes of tech support on-hold music."
"Don't get me wrong. I think the morning-after pill is great. It's just that right now my problem is lining up something for the night before."
The Innumerate Seven
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Falling off the Math Cliff
"Despite years of management training john still found it difficult to give negative feedback."
"I find it hard to perform in these market conditions."
"We have two options... boldy tackle the challenges ahead, or hold off and hope an asteroid strikes."
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Expressions of mystery.
'The hardest part of making the sale was getting past all the gatekeepers.'
'I don't know what I want which makes it hard to know when I get it.'
The Economic Forecast - Doom and Gloom
The Twelve Labors of Hercules of Elmhurst
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"This next tune is a one-chord song about how hard it is to learn a second chord."
Tags:music, musician, guitar, singer-songwriter, perform, performance, sing, song, singing, chord, chords, guitar, guitars, learning guitar, learning to play, learn to play, learns to play, singer-songwriters, simple, simplicity, difficulties, difficulty, difficulty level, difficulty levels, barrier to entry, barriers to entry, open mic, open mics, performance, performances, punk rock
'I find it difficult not to entertain the occasional negative thought.'
'This is the hole I was telling you about!'
'What! Nobody thought to bring a paddle?'