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"Where do you get off saying my kid is grade level?"
Tags:education, school, schools, schooling, teaching, teacher, teachers, student, students, classroom, classrooms, class, classes, parent-teacher conference, parent-teacher conferences, parent-teacher interview, parent-teacher interviews, meeting, meetings, kid, kids, child, children, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, motherhood, father, fathers, fatherhood, dad, dads, family, families, unsatisfied, dissatisfied, dissatisfaction, upset, angry, grade level, grade levels, marking, grading, mark, marks, grade, grades, primary, elementary, kindergarten, modern education, preschool, nursery school, childcare, daycare, modern life
"I hate what we've become."
Tags:devil, devils, satan, hell, the after life, punishment, punishments, sinner, sinners, regret, regrets, regretful, life choice, life choice, bad decision, bad decisions, remorse, remorseful, depressed, depressing, dissatisfied, dissatisfaction, criminal, criminals, disappointment, disappointing, disappointments, disappointed
"Read it in the hollow, affectless voice of a man with nothing left to lose, Daddy."
Tags:dad, dads, father, fathers, midlife, midlife crisis, dissatisfied, dissatisfaction, bedtime, bedtime story, bedtime stories, read, reads, reading, read aloud, reads aloud, reading aloud, daughter, daughters, sad, sadness, depressed, depression, hollow voice, hollow voices, monotone, monotones, monotonous, soothe, soothes, soothing, relax, relaxes, relaxing, request, requests
Back to The Present - I
Tags:bored, bore, bores, boring, paper pusher, paper pushers, office drone, office drones, work, works, worker, workers, escapism, escapist, desk, desks, office desk, office desks, blockbuster, blockbusters, summer blockbuster, summer blockbusters, title, titles, job title, job titles, present, presents, middle manager, middle managers, middle management, listless, doldrums, office job, office jobs, white collar job, white collar jobs, dissatisfied, dissatisfaction, summer movie, summer movies
"Does my body make me look fat?"
"I'm Billy's mother, and this is his attorney!"
Tags:education, school, schools, schooling, teaching, teacher, teachers, student, students, classroom management, teacher life, parent-teacher conference, parent-teacher conferences, parent-teacher interview, parent-teacher interviews, parent-teacher meeting, parent-teacher meetings, unsatisfied, dissatisfied, unhappy, angry, child, children, kid, kids, parent, parents, family, families, elementary school, primary school, junior high school, middle school, high school, secondary school, lawyer, lawyers, counselor, counselors, counsellors, counsellors, attorney, attorneys, solicitor, solicitors, barrister, barristers, legal counsel, bad sign, tiger parent, tiger parents, tiger mom, tiger moms, mother, mothers, mom, moms, mum, mums
"Veni, Vidi, Lunchi."
Tags:veni vidi vici, i came i saw i conquered, lunch, lunch time, lunch times, lunch break, lunch breaks, lunchbreak, lunchbreaks, lunchtime, lunchtimes, bored, boring, boredom, offices, office job, office jobs, office work, office worker, office workers, caesar, julius caesar, job satisfaction, rat race, the rat race, dissatisfied, dissatisfaction, disappointment, disappointments
"I don't like to complain, but he should've created some jobs, too."
Tags:religion, religions, religious, creation, creationism, creationist, genesis, garden of eden, eden, original sin, sins, sin, adam and eve, eve, adam, god, gods, christian, christianity, christians, the bible, bible, biblical, paradise, garden of paradise, job, jobs, work, working, employment, unemployment, bored, boring, dissatisfied, complain, complaining, complaint, complaints, human nature, stagnate, stagnant
"I'm surprised, Caswell. I thought you were a happy camper."
Tags:office, offices, business, businesses, businessman, businessmen, executive, executives, camp, camping, camper, campers, happy camper, happy campers, employee, employees, employer, employers, resignation, resign, letter of resignation, quit, quitting, quit your job, new job, new opportunity, new opportunities, unhappy, dissatisfied, saying, sayings, phrase, phrases, expression, expressions
"The surprising thing is that Flaubert, who was a man, actually got it."
Tags:madame bovary, flaubert, gustave flaubert, banal, banality, escape, escapes, escaping, provincial, provincial life, mundane, mundanity, suburb, suburbs, suburban, unhappy, dissatisfied, housewife, housewives, affair, emma roualt, charles bovary, dissatisfied, dissatisfaction, inattentive husband, inattentive husbands, spouse, spouses, affairs, cheat, cheats, cheating, cheating, adultery, adulterer, adulterers
"I wanted a toaster."
Tags:toaster, toasters, cavemen, caveman, cavewomen, cavewoman, toast, kitchen appliance, kitchen appliances, electrical appliance, electrical appliances, toasts, fire, fires, prehistory, prehistoric, gift, gifts, present, presents, dissatisfied, cooking, early civilization, campfire, campfires, early civilisation, primitive civilisation, primitive civilization, nag, nags, nagging, nagged
"Get me rewrite!"
Tags:relationship, relationships, marriage, married, husband, husbands, wife, wives, spouse, spouses, couple, couples, men, man, woman, women, writer, writers, write, read, reading, reader, readers, unhappy, unhappiness, dissatisfied, depressed, depression, mental health, mistake, mistakes, bad idea, bad ideas, bad decision, bad decisions
"It's a good mix of disaffected and affected."
Tags:modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, cocktail party, cocktails parties, disaffected, disaffection, affection, affected behaviours, affected behaviour, affected manner, party, parties, conversation, conversation, privilege, privileged, middle class, middle class lifestyle, lifestyle, life style, life styles, life style, dissatisfied, dissatisfaction, disenchanted, disenchant, disenchantment, discontent, discontented, discontentment
"If you want something done right, you have to live in the past."
Tags:old age, the elderly, old people, elderly people, ageing, back in the day, reminisce, reminiscing, complain, complaining, doing things right, the good old days, young people, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, modern technology, modern technologies, grumble, grumbling, dissatisfied, dissatisfaction
"I'm frustrated because I wish I were criticizing greater things."
Tags:critic, critics, criticising, criticizing, reviews, review, writing reviews, reviewer, reviewers, reviewing, frustrated, frustration, frustrations, dissatisfied, dissatisfaction, disillusioned, disillusionment, pretentious, pretension, pretentiousness, conceit, conceited, motivation, no motivation, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, rate, rating
"I just figured it out – we're in the cheap seats."
Tags:theatre, theater, theatres, theaters, cheap seats, cheap seat, restricted view, restricted view seats, living room, living rooms, sitting room, sitting rooms, relationship, relationships, marriage, marriages, dissapointment, dissapointments, substandard, cheap, life as art, metatheatrical, metatheatricality, metatheatre, metatheater, missing out, missing out on something, dissatisfied, dissatisfaction, dissatisfying
"You'll get three meals a day,but they will all be continental breakfast."
Tags:hell, the devil, devil, devils, satan, hotel, hotels, hotel breakfast, hotel breakfasts, continental breakfast, continental breakfast, european breakfast, european breakfasts, european food, continental food, breakfast, breakfasts, breakfast time, christianity, judaism, sin, sins, sinners, punish, punishment, contrast, contrasting, disappoint, disappointed, disappointment, buffet breakfast, buffet breakfasts, disappointing food, meal, meals, meal time, three meals a day, retribution, suffer, suffering, dissatisfy, dissatisfying, dissatisfied, dissatisfying food, holiday, holidays, vacation, vacations, holiday abroad, vacation abroad, hotel stay
"It's very nice. I just think they could add a spa."
Tags:heaven, angel, angels, spa, spas, dying, afterlife, the afterlife, after-life, the after-life, heavenly reward, god, gods, christianity, christians, judaism, jews, complain, complaining, dissatisfied, ungrateful, hotel, hotels, hotel spas, hotel spa, unreasonable, fitness, wellbeing, well-being, well being, day spa, day spas, immortality, paradise, imperfect, imperfection, life after death, afterworld, the afterworld, after world, the after world, after worlds, afterworlds
"Do I detect a new resentment?"
"Take me home now!"
Tags:salesman, salesmen, salesperson, salespeople, briefcase, sales man, sales men, sales person, sales people, home, going home, home time, briefcases, partnership, argue, argument, arguments, disagree, disagreement, strop, stroppy, bossy, bossyboots, bossy boots, dissatisfied, disgruntled, fed up, fed-up, rat race
"Don't be too upset. If we were meant to have good sex, we probably would have married other people."
'Sorry, sir, but we don't have a category for that.'
"Would the gentleman prefer an antidepressant?"
Tags:eating out, dining out, restaurant, customer, customers, bad customer, bad customers, grump, grumps, grumpy, dissatisfied, antidepressant, antidepressants, anti depressant, anti depressants, anti-depressant, anti-depressants, mental health, mental health issue, mental health issues, mental health problem, mental health problems, mental health disorder, mental health disorders, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, waiter, waiters, customer service, bad service, bad customer service, medication, medications, medicated
"I suggest you air your woes through the media."