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"And, Cath- even if you say no, I want you to know that you'll always be the template."
"This is bad work, Edwards! Bad! Bad! Bad! Bad!"
Tags:nothing right, everything wrong, pet, pets, excuse, excuses, nag, nagging, nagged, nags, rage, raging, rages, enraged, fishwife, fish wife, aggression, aggressive, channel, channelling, domestic, domestic pets, high standard, high standards, standards, impossible, hard to please, to please, bad dog, bad, bad bad, scold, scolding, nostalgia, trauma, tail between his legs, scold, scolding, scolded, clash, absurd, absurd image
"No, no, no, no, no, no, no!"
Tags:nothing right, everything wrong, pet, pets, excuse, excuses, nag, nagging, nagged, nags, rage, raging, rages, enraged, fishwife, fish wife, aggression, aggressive, channel, channelling, domestic, domestic pets, high standard, high standards, standards, impossible, hard to please, to please, pet rock, rock, rocks, hopeless
"I'm looking for something slightly more perfect."
Tags:perfect, perfectionist, perfectionists, shopping, shopper, shoppers, retail worker, retail workers, exacting standard, exacting standards, high standard, high standards, expectation, expectations, entitled, entitlement complex, first world problem, first world problems, high expectations, perfected
"It's a terrific space, Tony—but do you think the TV will fit?"
Tags:apartment, apartments, apartment hunt, apartment hunts, flat, flats, rent, rents, renting, rental, rentals, small space, small spaces, high standard, high standards, picky, choosy, indecisive, indecision, indecisiveness, tv, tvs, television, televisions, big screen, big screens, oversize, oversized, enormous, gigantic, huge, tight squeeze, tight squeezes, tv set, tv sets, widescreen, real estate, estate agent, estate agents, letting, letting officer, letting officers, apartment rental, apartment rentals, complaint, complaints, complaining
"What we have here is technically impressive, Jason, but regrettably lacking in passion."
Tags:critique, critic, critics, critiques, harsh critic, harsh critics, passion, lack of passion, writer, writers, writing, author, authors, expectation, expectations, high expectations, high standard, high standards, creative writer, creative writing, creative writers, unrealistic, submission, submissions, english teacher, english teachers, teacher, teachers, english assignment, english assignments
"She's a connoisseur. She won't touch anything other than Kentucky blue grass."
"'Good' is not enough."
Tags:perfectionist, perfectionists, parent, parents, parenting, father, fathers, dad, dads, abuse, abusive, harsh, authoritarian, authoritarians, art, artist, artists, artistry, painting, paintings, good, good enough, perfectionism, grade, grades, grading, good grade, good grades, bad grade, bad grades, high standard, high standards, low standard, low standards, overbearing
'I didn't want to hear that.'
'Also, he should have a perfect driving record and good teeth!'
"If we did hire you, would you be willing to lower your standards to our level?"
Tags:businessmen, businessman, business ethics, corporate ethics, corporate culture, business culture, personnel, hr, human resources, job interview, job interviews, interviewer, interviewers, job candidate, job candidates, moral standards, ethical standards, low standards, high standards, high standard, low standard
"Sorry, but 'cute' isn't a word I just throw around."
"Why do you eat in a place like this?"
Tags:diner, diners, greasy spoon, greasy spoons, roadside diner, roadside diners, eat, eats, eating, mom, moms, motherly advice, advice, mother, mothers, nag, nags, nagging, passive-aggressive, passive aggression, overprotective, overprotective parent, overprotective parents, overprotective mother, overprotective mothers, high standard, high standards, higher standard, higher standards
"When you've earned a chair, Hartley, you'll get a chair."
"Our standards are so high we only hire people who do crossword puzzles in ink."
Tags:crossword, crosswords, crossword puzzle, crossword puzzles, high standard, high standards, hiring practice, hiring practices, hiring practise, hiring practises, hire, hires, hiring officer, hiring officers, qualification, qualifications, qualify, qualifies, ink, permanent ink, permanent marker, permanent markers
"Even Joe has SOME standards."
"I get A's all the time and it's no big deal. You get one 'A' and everybody goes crazy! Why is that?"
Tags:baldo, low bar, low bars, set the bar low, setting the bar low, brainiac, brainiacs, high standard, high standards, smart kid, smart kids, achievement, achievements, overachiever, overachievers, overachieving, double standard, double standards, unfair standard, unfair standards, high standard, high standards, sibling rivalry, sibling rivalries
"I want to be a Latina writer! That way I can tell stories that are important to me as an authentic voice for women of color everywhere! As long as critics don't pigeonhole me as a Latina writer."
Tags:baldo, latina, latinas, latina writer, latina writers, latina author, latina authors, pigeonhole, pigeonholes, female writer, female writers, female author, female authors, woman of color, women of color, woman of colour, women of colour, high standard, high standards, double standard, double standards
"I want to be an astronaut, president of the United States and ruler of the universe! Chica power!"
Tags:baldo, chica power, girl power, feminist, feminists, feminism, self-confidence, self-confident, arrogant, arrogance, overconfident, overconfidence, president, presidents, presidential, ambition, ambitious, ambitiousness, expectation, expectations, high expectation, high expectations, high standard, high standards, self-esteem, high self-esteem
Obviously, Joe's cleaning wasn't up to standard!
'First of all, the menu is plastic.'
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"You're a laugh a minute Bob-that's not enough!"
"Good mercy, can we have some sort of Santa Helper standards around here please?"
Tags:baldo, santa, santa claus, mall santa, mall santas, father christmas, quiz, quizzes, test, tests, skeptic, skeptics, sceptic, sceptics, sceptical, scepticism, skeptical, skepticism, exam, exams, examining, testing, quizzing, high standard, high standards, standard, standards, department store, department stores