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Why Do We Always Want Something Better For Our Children Than What We Had For Ourselves?
Tags:napoleon complex, short, short man, short man syndrome, father, fathers, fatherhood, son, sons, kid, kids, children, height, heights, tall, taller, tallness, self conscious, bitter, sight gag, visual gag, someday, compensate, compensating, compensation, compensates, compensated, expectation, expected, expectations, parenting, parental, parenthood, impossible standards, high standards, impossible, impossible goal, impossible goals, unattainable, unreasonable, unreasonable expectation
"When your profile said you were a ball player this isn't exactly what I had in mind."
"As if your first clapping faux pas wasn't egregious enough."
Tags:concert, concerts, music concert, music concerts, orchestra, orchestras, audience, audiences, muscian, musicians, conductor, conductor, audience expectations, expectation, expectations, unwritten rule, unwritten rules, faux pas, blunder, blunders, high-culture, low-culture, pretentious, pretention, pretentiousness
"Sorry. I was expecting the lady. I can see you're busy. I'll call sometime. We'll do lunch."
Tags:lady or the tiger, logic, logic puzzle, logic puzzles, puzzle, puzzles, game, games, problem, problems, solution, solutions, expectation, expectations, predator, predators, schmooze, schmoozes, schmoozer, schmoozers, schmoozing, wild animal, wild animals, door-to-door, salesman, salesmen, salesperson, salespeople
"And, Cath- even if you say no, I want you to know that you'll always be the template."
"You look as if you don't expect fireworks, you act as if you don't expect fireworks, you say you don't expect fireworks. But something tells me you expect fireworks."
"Remember,this is a one-shot, not an entitlement."
Mr. Empirical With "Antarctica""Small is hostile. Rage contributes to shift away from literality. I'm off to True Value Hardware for some more self-reference tools."
Tags:irony, ironic, artist, artists, art, paint, painter, painting, paints, reality, fantasy, expectation, realities, pretentious, pretentiously, pedantic, pedant, incomprehensible, modern, modern art, modern life, modern world, modernist, modernism, gallery, galleries, culture, cultures, cultured, postmodern, postmodernism, deconstruct, deconstruction, pun, puns, play on words, word play, word-play, spoof, spoofed, spoofs, parodies, parodied, parody, self reference, minimal, minimalism, minimalist, empirical, empirically, empiricism
"That is the correct answer, Billy, but I'm afraid you don't win anything for it."
Tags:game show, game shows, expectation, expectations, expectant, entitled, entitlement, reward, rewards, prize, prizes, prize money, student, students, grade school, elementary school, teacher, teachers, kid, kids, answer, answers, correct answer, correct answers, money, win, wins, winner, winners, winning, winnings, quiz show, quiz shows, unrealistic
"One of us has to draw the line somewhere, and I draw the line at mall sushi."
Tags:marriage, married, married life, old married couple, husbands and wives, husband and wife, husband, husbands, wife, wives, argue, argued, argument, arguments, arguing, argues, fight, fighting, fights, bicker, bickering, bickered, feeling, feelings, hurt feelings, hurt felling, couple, couples, communication, communicate, communication skills, marriage counselling, counselling, counsellor, advice, help, draw the line, drawing the line, sushi, eating out, out to eat, low standard, low standards, expectation, expectations, lowered, food crime, food crimes, foodie, foodies, food lover, food lovers
"Have a career, and then if you want to try acting, you'll have my blessing."
Tags:parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, growing up, child rearing, kid, kids, child, ambition, ambitions, hopes and dreams, acting, actors, actor, performer, performers, drama, drama school, good education, good educations, fathers and sons, pushy parent, pushy parents, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, expectation, expectations, modern expectations, fathers blessing, father's blessing
"Can you swim out there and charge my cell?"
Tags:windmill, windmills, wind turbine, wind turbines, turbine, turbines, wind power, charge, charges, charging, cellphone, cellphones, cell phone, cell phones, phone, phones, mobile, mobiles, smartphone, smartphones, inconvenient, inconvenience, expectant, expectation, expectations, unrealistic, phone charger, phone chargers, wife, wives, husband, husbands
"I know you insisted on getting off here, but this area is for employees only. Are you sure you know where you're going?"
"I had a wonderful time. I just wish you were Oprah giving away cars."
Tags:oprah, oprah winfrey, giveaway, giveaways, handout, handouts, hand out, hand outs, free car, free cars, new car, new cars, car, cars, date, dates, dating, single life, expectation, expectations, expectant, expecting, unrealistic, rich, riches, rich person, rich people, talk show, talk shows, talk show host, talk show hosts, gift, gifts, free gift, free gifts
Wolf Danny With "Random""The work must be tantamount to mayhem. Making an insatiable public confused, indifferent, annoyed—this is the premise on which rests my deliberately vacuous oeuvre."
Tags:irony, ironic, artist, artists, art, paint, painter, painting, paints, reality, fantasy, expectation, realities, pretentious, pretentiously, pedantic, pedant, incomprehensible, modern, modern art, modern life, modern world, modernist, modernism, gallery, galleries, culture, cultures, cultured, postmodern, postmodernism, deconstruct, deconstruction, pun, puns, play on words, word play, word-play, spoof, spoofed, spoofs, parodies, parodied, parody, self portrait, portrait, portraiture, vacuous, vapid, vain, vanity, ego, egoism, performative, self-portrait
"We want organic, we want local, and we want cruelty-free."
Tags:organic, organic food, demand, demands, demanding, local, local food, local food provider, local food providers, food miles, cruelty, cruelty-free, demand, demands, demanding, unrealistic, outrageous, diner, diners, greasy spoon, greasy spoons, expectation, expectations, hippy, hippies, hippie, flower child, flower children
"I don't have time for sharing and caring when I'm moving and shaking."
Tags:movers and shakers, sharing is caring, sharing and caring, workaholic, workaholics, workaholism, neglect, neglectful, hotshot, hotshots, work life balance, bad relationship, bad relationships, marital fight, marital fights, domestic, domestics, domestic argument, domestic arguments, spousal dispute, spousal disputes, married to your work, inconsiderate, expectation, expectations, modern expectation, modern expectations
"I thought I was going to be much more blown away by the Liberty Bell."
Tags:highway, highways, road sign, road signs, signage, signs, sign, literal meaning, literal, literally, expectation, expectations, misleading, mislead, highway exit, highway exits, road trip, road trips, gas, fuel, petrol, petrol station, petrol stations, gas station, gas stations, restaurant, restaurants, roadside, roadside service, roadside services, car, cars, driving, symbol, symbols
"My father-who the hell do you think named me Edward the Lesser?"
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"It was messed up. Everybody was wearing masks", "Hmmm." / "It was messed up. Nobody was wearing masks.", "Hmmm."
Tags:conversation, conversations, then, now, messed up, weird, situation, situations, strange, confuse, confuses, confusing, everybody, nobody, coronavirus, covid, covid-19, pandemic, pandemics, face mask, face masks, face covering, face coverings, social norm, social norms, chat, chats, chatting, change, changes, adapt, adapts, adapting, expectation, expectations
"It's the annual report."
"I got it this far - don't stop me now."
Tags:you can't take it with you, take it with you, taking it with you, money, greed, greedy, death, die, dies, dying, rich, riches, wealth, wealthy, elite, elites, expectation, expectations, heavenly gates, heaven's gate, gates of heaven, capitalist, capitalists, capitalism, stingy, miserly, miser, misers
"Now just why do you think I would know how to fix the printer?"
Tags:robot, robots, robotic, robotics, electric, electrics, expect, expecting, expectation, expectations, presume, presuming, presumption, presumptions, printer, printers, fix, fixes, fixes, know, knowledge, audacity, audacious, assumption, assumptions, colleague, colleagues, office, offices, computer, computers, office desk, office desks
"Here's to even lower expectations in the New Year."