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"Feel free to take notes."
"A phony attorney…I'm so disappointed, son. Your brother is a phony doctor."
Tags:phony, doctor, doctors, physician, physicians, nag, nags, nagging, jewish mother, mom, mom, mother, mothers, parent, parents, disappointment, disappointments, passive aggressive, passive-aggressiveness, fake, fakes, faking, faker, fakers, brother, brothers, ne'er do well, compare, compares, comparison, success, successful, con man, con men, con artist, con artists, con, cons, confidence man, confidence men, expectations, high expectations
"Start the economy."
Tags:king, kings, royal, royals, royalty, the economy, failing economy, recession, the recession, economic crash, servant, servants, economist, economists, high expectations, over simplification, order, orders, financial crash, jump start, jump starts, jump starting the economy, politician, politicians, rruler, rulers, capitalism, disaster capitalism
"I hate to be a dream snatcher but your baby is going to be just average."
Tags:doctor, doctors, maternity ward, maternity hospital, maternity hospitals, pregnancy, mom to be, dad to be, parents to be, parent to be, expecting, scan, scans, ultrasound, ultrasounds, pregnancy scan, pregnancy scans, high expectations, precious first born, dream snatcher, dream snatchers, bedside manner, bad bedside manner, rude, unprofessional
"My father-who the hell do you think named me Edward the Lesser?"
Tags:lesser, denigrate, denigrates, denigrating, nickname, nicknames, nick-name, nick-names, father, fathers, parent, parents, expectation, expectations, high expectations, smother, smothers, smothering, name, names, king, kings, monarch, monarchs, monarchy, monarchies, parental figure, therapist, therapists, therapy, complex, complexes, psychological complex, psychological complexes
"I'd like a full canteen with lemon."
Tags:water, water with lemon, lemon, lemons, cowboy, cowboys, restaurant, restaurants, ordering, order, orders, drink, drinks, beverage, beverages, fruit, fruits, unrealistic, expectations, high standards, desert, deserts, horseback, unavailable, annoying customer, customers, customer, picky, fussy, particular, choosy, high maintenance, canteen, canteens, high expectations, posh, upper class, upper crust, culture clash, culture clashes
"It's the annual report."
"Yeah, no, it's vast. I just thought it would be vaster."
"Timothy, success is nothing to fear."
Tags:success, successful, coach, coaches, life coach, life coaches, ambition, ambitions, lofty ambitions, goal, goals, goal-oriented, pressure, pressures, pressuring, parent, parents, parenting, parental, nag, nags, toddler, toddlers, kindergarten, expectation, expectations, high expectations, demand, demands, demanding, advice, advisor, advisors, advising, adviser, advisers, tip, tips
He Didn't Know How To Appreciate Nature
"I was hoping that heaven might be, you know, more transcendent."
Tags:heaven, heavenly, cubicle, cubicles, worker, workers, desk job, desk jobs, angel, angels, office assistant, office assistants, transcend, transcends, underwhelm, underwhelms, underwhelming, dream job, dream jobs, disappointment, disappointments, disappoint, disappoints, let-down, let-downs, expectation, expectations, high expectations, raising expectations, surprise, surprises, unpleasant surprise, unpleasant surprises, eternity, white collar, white collar job, office worker, office workers
"Don't tell me about busy- I'm on my freaking honeymoon!"
Tags:honeymoons, overworked, overworking, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, modern expectations, expectations, high expectations, intrude, intruding, intrusive, intrusion, intrusions, interruption, interruptions, demanding, high pressure, under pressure, high pressure job, high pressure jobs
Entering Athens, Georgia - The Athens of Georgia
Tags:georgia, athens–clarke county, athens, city, cities, city name, city names, tourist attraction, tourist attractions, tourist, tourists, ancient athens, intellectual centre, intellectual center, cultural center, cultural centre, cultural centers, cultural centres, ancient athenian, ancient athenians, democracy, high expectations
"You'll have no problem squeezing 80 hours into a 30 hour week."
Tags:job application, job applications, job interview, job interviews, interview, interviews, overworked, overworking, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, modern expectations, rat race, the rat race, getting ahead, high expectations, take advantage, taking advantage, bad employer, bad employers
Expectations vs. reality
Tags:restaurant, restaurants, waiter, waiters, server, servers, order, ordering, taking an order, taking your order, expectation, expectations, expect, high expectations, low expectations, expectations vs reality, expectations v. reality, bad food, bad restaurant, bad restaurants, bad food, disappointing, disappointment, disappoint, food, bad food
Mr. Clean Enough
Tags:hygiene, hygienic, clean, cleaner, cleanliness, cleaning, chore, chores, household, household chores, housekeeping, house keeping, vacuum, vacuuming, hoover, hoovering, dusting, dust, dirt, grime, house, home, homes, good enough, reasonable, expectations, standard, standards, high standards, low standards, lower expectations, low expectations, high expectations, realistic, realistically
"Perhaps you're to blame for having unrealistic expectations."
"Why do you put yourself under such pressure?"
"And just how do you expect to become a made man, son, without a solid liberal-arts education?"
Tags:made man, made men, liberal arts, gang, gangs, gangster, gangsters, mafia, mob, mobster, mobsters, liberal arts, liberal arts degree, liberal arts degrees, education, importance of education, college education, college educated, qualification, qualifications, job qualification, job qualifications, qualify, qualified, unqualified, expectations, high expectations, criminal, criminals
"They've raised the bar at work, too."
"Your mother and I have seen your report card, and we've decided to distance ourselves from you."
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'Working for me is like being married. Whatever you do, it'll never be good enough.'
"Attention, please. At 8:45 A.M. on Tuesday, July 29, 2008, you are all scheduled to take the New York State Bar Exam."
Tags:pediatrician, pediatricians, paediatrician, paediatricians, bar, bar exam, bar examination, lawyer, lawyers, legal career, legal careers, predetermined, predetermination, law career, law careers, law school, law schools, trapped, feeling trapped, overbearing, parent, parents, expectation, expectations, high expectations
'My objective is to have each student become more insightful, compassionate, introspective and empathetic. In your case I will settle for quiet.'
"If you don't hurry up, you're never going to be the first openly gay anything."
Tags:family, family scene, precocious, precocious kid, kid, kids, child, childhood, childish, parent, parents, parenting, parental, dad, dads, new dad, new baby, new parent, new parents, father, fathers, fatherhood, nostalgia, nostalgic, mom, moms, mum, mums, new mom, new mum, new moms, new mums, new mother, mother, mothers, motherhood, lgbt, lgbtq, lgbtq+, lgbt+, statistical, statistically, openly gay, first, expectations, standards, high standards, high expectations, accepting, double edge, double edged, sword, double edged sword