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"Well, we gave up on those chopsticks pretty quickly didn't we?"
Tags:untensil, utensils, cutlery, fork, forks, chopstick, chopsticks, chinese food, japanese food, asian food, thai food, vietnamese food, eastern culture, customs, tradition, assimilate, assimilation, assimilating, when in rome, telephone, telephones, giving up, trends, trendy, culture clash, hand coordination, xenophobia
"We've invested too much in this whole thing to just go back to laying around on the rocks all day."
"The reason I'm singing the national anthem, Steve, is that I'm signing off now."
Tags:couple, couples, difficult relationship, difficult relationships, marriages, divorce, divorces, split-up, splitting-up, split up, splitting up, break-up, breaking-up, break up breaking up, leaving, leave, walk out, walking out, national anthem, singing the national anthem, national anthems, leaving home, lazy, laziness, sign off, signing off, end of the show, end of the program, end of the programme, domestic, domestic argument, domestic argument, spousal dispute, marital fight, giving up, given up
"I graduated from film school,but you don't see me trying to make movies!"
Tags:film, films, movie, movies, film school, film industry, movie industry, script, scripts, worthless degree, worthless degrees, worthless qualification, worthless qualifications, give up, giving up, disappointment, disappointments, let down, let downs, let-down, let downs, creative job, creative jobs, creative career, creative careers, killjoy, killjoys
"Come back—I can change!"
Tags:relationship, relationships, relationship issues, relationship problems, unhappy relationship, unhappy relationships, love, marriage, marriages, married life, couple, couples, husband, husbands, wife, wives, spouse, spouses, boyfriend, boyfriends, partner, partners, argument, arguments, arguing, fight, fights, fighting, conflict, conflicts, divorce, divorces, divorcing, split, splits, splitting, separation, separations, separating, breakup, breakups, breaking up, break up, break ups, break-up, break-ups, leaving, giving up, rock, rocks, boulder, boulders, stone, stones, change, changes, changing, i can change, come back, return, pleading, begging, convincing, geology, geologist, geologists, science, unchanging, set in stone, rigid, fixed, set in their ways, stubborn, inflexible, obstinate
'Well, I think we're finally unlost. This place looks familiar.' 'I imagine it does. We've been here twice in the last 20 minutes. Maybe we should just give up, park the car, and live here.'
'What did you two give up for lent?' 'Cookies... We are sick of 'em after eating so many over the holidays.' 'And there are a lot of bar recipes I've always wanted to make anyway.'
Tags:lent, give up, giving up, gave up, gives up, fast, fasting, fasts, fasted, cookie, cookies, biscuit, biscuits, holiday, holidays, christmas, new year, easter, eastertime, easter time, easter egg, easter eggs, chocolate egg, chocolate eggs, egg, eggs, easter time, spring, springtime, dinette set
Then on the Eighth Day
Tags:god, heaven, creation, creationism, creationist, creationists, the creation, genesis, book of genesis, the book of genesis, old testament, the old testament, christianity, christian, christians, judaism, jew, jews, jewish, theism, theist, theists, religions, writers block, writer's block, creative block, artists block, artist's block, creation myth, in the beginning, give up, giving up, given up, run out of ideas, running out of ideas, rest, resting, relax, relaxing, taking a break
"I, for one, have had it with arugala."
"Have it your way- I'm happier than you are."
"How about if I just put a knot on your head and send you to a phrenologist?"
Tags:hospital, hospitals, clinic, clinics, doctor's office, doctor's office, medical, medicine, doctor, doctors, patient, patients, health, health care, healthcare, diagnosis, diagnoses, bedside manner, angry, upset, giving up, knot, bump, phrenology, phrenologist, phrenologists, pseudomedicine, pseudoscience
"Just a few more pages, Hansen, and we'll take a short break."
"We found we really missed going to the theatre and eating in nice restaurants, so we gave our kids away."
Tags:kid, kids, child, children, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, motherhood, father, fathers, fatherhood, dad, dads, family, families, life before kids, life after kids, life before children, life after children, date, dates, dating, theatre, theater, restaurant, restaurants, missed, missing, gave away, giving up, childfree, child-free, selfish, immature
"'Well done' lulled him into complacency."
Tags:praise, praises, praising, short order cook, short order cooks, cook, cooks, cooking, burn, burns, burning, burnt, burned, smoke, smokes, smoking, diner, diners, cafe, cafes, greasy spoon, greasy spoons, well done, complacent, complacency, give up, gives up, giving up, victory lap, victory laps, arrogant, arrogance, ego, ego stroking, egotist, egotists, egotistical, false sense of security, security
'I understand that Mrs. Doan is retiring at the end of the semester.'
"I was going to chuck it all and go to Paris but I didn't have enough frequent-flier miles."
Tags:frequent flier, frequent fliers, frequent flier miles, frequent-flier miles, excuse, excuses, making excuses, bad excuse, bad excuses, failed writer, failed writers, sob story, sob stories, bad writer, bad writers, giving up, give up, show off, show offs, show-off, show-offs, showing off, flirt, flirts, bad date, bad dates, paris
"I can tell you're just hate-agreeing with me."
Tags:relationship, relationships, relationship issues, relationship problems, marriage, marriages, married life, couple, couples, husband, husbands, wife, wives argument, arguments, arguing, fight, fights, fighting, hate, agree, agreeing, agreement, agreements, compromise, compromises, compromising, hate-agreeing, passive-aggressive, passive aggressive, giving in, giving up, can't win
"If, every time I say something, you say 'tell me something I don't already know' I'm just going to stop talking to you."
"Don't ever give up, Marjorie. I never thought I'd meet anyone either."
Tags:party, parties, cocktail party, cocktail parties, small talk, relationship, relationships, relationship issues, relationship problems, dating, date, dates, looking for love, searching for love, looking for mr. right, searching for mr. right, finding mr. right, single, singles, single life, alone, forever alone, lonely, giving up, encouraging, encouragement, woman, women, duck, ducks
"Your mother and I are feeling overwhelmed, so you'll have to bring yourselves up."
Tags:kid, kids, child, children, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, motherhood, father, fathers, fatherhood, dad, dads, family, families, overwhelmed, giving up, surrendering, throwing in the towel, raising kids, raising children, bringing up, exhausting, modern life
The End of Innocence
"Of course, lots of women are just going bare-headed."
Tags:fashion, fashions, fashionable, 1940s fashion, 1940s fashions, milliner, milliners, millinery, hat, hats, vintage hats, hat shop, hat shops, hat store, hat stores, hat shopping, trying on hats, shopping, shop till you drop, give up, giving up, given up, impossible task, impossible tasks, bare-headed, bare head, vintage, 1940s
"Oh, for Pete's sake, lady! Go ahead and touch it."
Tags:art gallery, art galleries, do not touch, art museum, art museums, modern art, sculpture, sculptures, temptations, tempted, self restraint, self control, art gallery guard, art gallery guards, art museum guard, art museum guards, give up, giving up, given up, fed up, give in, giving in, modern life, uncultured, hopeless, hopelessness
For sale. Lost the will to serve the public.
Sign at a crosswalk that reads "Do what you want. I don't care anymore."
Tags:traffic, traffic signal, traffic signals, sign, signs, signal, signals, giving up, don't care, uncaring, whatever, crossing, crossings, crosswalk, crosswalks, jaywalking, jaywalker, jaywalkers, jay-walking, jay-walker, jay-walkers, crossing the street, crossing the road, walk, don't walk, traffic safety, fashion, punk, punks, mohawk, mohawks, wild, youth, youths, piercings, earrings, trend, trends, trendy, traffic laws, traffic rules, modern life