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Why Do We Always Want Something Better For Our Children Than What We Had For Ourselves?
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"Don't be a stranger, now that you know the way!"
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"Late, as usual."
"I'm a pragmatist, Leon. Before I put a new product on the market, I ask myself, 'Will it sell?' "
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"I hardly recognized you without makeup."
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"Damn kids and their graffiti."
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"When we met he catcalled me from his car as I was walking along, having a conversation with a friend."
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"I thought that driving around all day picking kids up and dropping them off, then waiting for them,would be more fulfilling."
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"I guess I expected classier?"
"He just up and died. Typical."
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The guy who wanted change, experience, a shoulder to cry on, and a medal, all tied up in a nice,neat package, with whipped cream and a cherry on top.
'We're playing traditional male and female societal roles..'
A subway train waits with people at the tracks.
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"Is he expecting you? Or would you like to spring from behind a potted plant and yell 'surprise'?"
"I want to have at least two children - I have too much guilt to give for just one."
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A Birthday Gift from Shakespeare
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"I feel kind of bad for 2021, we're putting an awful lot of pressure on it."
'That's one example, but let's move on. I've allocated time for questions at the end of the presentation.'
'I expected the wings, but not the beaks.'
'I should have expected this when I made my desk a destination event.'
"Trust a vortex to appear just as we're sitting down to tea."
Money And Prestige
'If you're happy and you know it clap your hands.'
'My husband discovered fire, so he expects me to cook!'
'Forget that pension plan. We expect the company to belly-up in two to three years.'