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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."
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"We can't dispense with the formalities, George - there'd be nothing left."
Not An Exit
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"I'd like to say something to you, Miriam - strictly off the record, of course."
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"I do hope you'll excuse the formality of the clamps."
"I miss handshakes"
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'Darling I want you to remember this always,,,'
"These new regulations will fundamentally change the way we get around them."
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"Mr. Goodrich, it's time we called each other by our first names."
'He wants to close the deal with a handshake. What do you think about that?'
'...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."
"The board is in agreement, then - rock and roll will never die."
"May I call you 'Rover'?"
'Nice to meet you. Plumber Greg.'
'Please don't call me Mr. Carruthers. Mr. Carruthers is my father. I'm Dr. Carruthers.'
'Don't be alarmed at closing when you sign you name so many times you don't recognize your own signature.'
'Put your request in triplicate and give it to my secretary at the office.'
'We prefer not to be formal here.'
'Why so formal?'
'That is so not gay.'
'This isn't working. They're going to see the nose ring eventually.'
'I said, 'Why do we always have to be so darned formal about everything?''