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Why Do We Always Want Something Better For Our Children Than What We Had For Ourselves?
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"As if your first clapping faux pas wasn't egregious enough."
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"A phony attorney…I'm so disappointed, son. Your brother is a phony doctor."
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"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."
'And everybody expects me to be happy, which only makes things worse!'
"How thoughtful of them to have removed their heads!"
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"That is the correct answer, Billy, but I'm afraid you don't win anything for it."
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"One of us has to draw the line somewhere, and I draw the line at mall sushi."
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"It isn't much of a dragon, but then, she wasn't much of a maiden."
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"Have a career, and then if you want to try acting, you'll have my blessing."
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"Can you swim out there and charge my cell?"
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"I had a wonderful time. I just wish you were Oprah giving away cars."
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"We want organic, we want local, and we want cruelty-free."
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"I thought I was going to be much more blown away by the Liberty Bell."
"I don't have time for sharing and caring when I'm moving and shaking."
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"My father-who the hell do you think named me Edward the Lesser?"
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"I'd like a full canteen with lemon."
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"You promised me diamonds, Crawford. This is kimberlite."
"I got it this far - don't stop me now."
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"Here's to even lower expectations in the New Year."
"Society puts a lot of pressure on women to have kids."
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