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The Greeting Card and the Business Letter
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"Decide who you are, Wanona, before you buy sheets."
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"I've been getting in touch with the puppy in me."
Introducing Peter's Cousin - Murray Pan - The Boy Who Refused To Stay A Child
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"I don't know-somehow the city seems much scarier than when I was a kid."
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"Your mother and I think it's time you got a place of your own. We'd like a little time alone before we die."
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"I make the decisions, Jeremy, because I'm the grown-up."
"Mom, please! I'm a married woman whose friends have been reviewed favourably by the New York Times."
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"Let's have a heart-to-heart talk—one huge, powerful grownup to one tiny, nothing kid."
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"I've grown, and you haven't."
Grownups used to be young too.
"I don't wanna 'adult' today."
"'Bring your children to work day' isn't the same since the retirement age went up!"
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"Give me a child and I will show you the man!"
'Sure, you can become a systems analyst if you want to - but tell Daddy, what is a systems analyst?'
'Just remember that until you grow into a huge tree, I'm the grown-up around here!'
'Society hates bullies, son... Except for grown-up ones with money. For some reason they're okay.
And so Bob's folks sent him off into the world. But not before running a few last tests, just to be sure he could handle it.
Kevin's Midlife Crisis Crisis.
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"You're a grown man now, Vincent. Quit bringing me your money to launder."
"Well, go get a job and move out if your allowance doesn't have the purchasing power it did when you were fourteen."
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"Sure they love us, but once we turn 18 and are no longer a tax deduction, they'll tell us to move out!"