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"Oh, fine, thanks. And yourself?"
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"I've given him your message. If you'll just take a seat, he'll be out in a moment with his hands up."
Tags:white collar crime, white collar crimes, white collar criminal, white collar criminals, reception, receptionist, receptionists, waiting room, waiting rooms, arrest, arrests, under arrests, pass on the message, passing on the message, executive, executives, manager, managers, boss, bosses, business executive, business executives, business manager, business managers, police officer, police officers, protocol, formal, formality, formalities, protocols
"We can't dispense with the formalities, George - there'd be nothing left."
Not An Exit
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"I do hope you'll excuse the formality of the clamps."
"These new regulations will fundamentally change the way we get around them."
Tags:regulation, regulations, new regulation, new regulations, red tape, loophole, loopholes, tax avoidance, tax evasion, tax evader, tax evaders, white collar crime, white collar crime, white collar criminal, white collar criminals, technicality, technicality, executive, executives, business executive, business executives, formality, formalities, crimes, employment law, avoiding, avoidance, dodgy dealings, dirty dealings, dirty money
'He wants to close the deal with a handshake. What do you think about that?'
'Please don't read anything into the minutes, Ms. Thomas. Just reading the minutes will suffice.'
Tags:business meeting, business meetings, meeting, meetings, company, companies, corporate, corporate meetings, minutes, reading minutes, business minutes, meeting minutes, formalities, business formalities, meeting room, war room, businessman, businessmen, businesswoman, secretary, secretaries, office, office work, office workers
'...You know we don't stand on formality here!'
"You're kidding. I thought it was Friday."
"And Glenn here will take care of the formalities."
"May I call you 'Rover'?"
'Mind if we play through?'
'Nice to meet you. Plumber Greg.'
'Did someone forget to circle before dinner.'
'Please don't call me Mr. Carruthers. Mr. Carruthers is my father. I'm Dr. Carruthers.'
Being an efficiency expert, Bob didn't believe in wasting time...
Tags:efficiency expert, efficiency experts, efficiency, efficient, improvement, improvements, quality control, quality improvement, management, manners, polite, etiquette, protocol, behavior, expedient, expediency, down to basics, root of the matter, calling a spade a spade, reality, formalities, honest, real, direct, insult, judge, recognize, jerk, fool, nincompoop, idiot, time, time management, waste, waste of time, loser, rude, greeting, meet, welcome, social interaction
'Don't be alarmed at closing when you sign you name so many times you don't recognize your own signature.'
'Dear Miss Etiquette, I'm never sure if I should say anything...'
'We prefer not to be formal here.'
'Why don't you put your concerns in writing and give them to my lawyer.'
'I said, 'Why do we always have to be so darned formal about everything?''
"We can't have long to go. They're passing round hors d'oeuvres."
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