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"You should be aware that we already have a strong in-house candidate."
Tags:candidate, candidates, job candidate, interview, interviews, interviewing, subservient, subservience, kiss butt, kisses butt, suckup, suckups, suck up, sucks up, qualification, qualifications, skill, skills, skillset, skillsets, skill set, skill sets, job interview, job interviews, lost cause, lost causes, hopeless, hopelessness
"'Slow and steady wins the race.' What's yours say?"
Tags:hare and tortoise, the hare and the tortoise, fortune cookie, fortune cookies, aesops fables, aesop's fables, advice, good advice, life advice, coincidence, coincidences, oblivious, obliviousness, slow and steady, slow and steady wins the race, childrens story, children's story, moral message, too late, hopeless, chinese food, chinese restaurant, chinese restaurants
The News Cycle
"O.K., you could have been great. Now get off the bar."
Tags:bar, pub, ambition, ambitions, dream, dreams, hopes and dreams, ski jump, ski jumping, ski jumper, ski jumpers, ski-jump, ski-jumping, ski-jumper, ski-jumpers, let down, let downs, let-down, let-downs, disappointment, disappointments, disappointing, hopeless, hopelessness, show off, show offs, show-off, show-offs
Radio interview with mime artist.
Tags:mime, miming, mime artist, mime artists, radio, interview, interviews, radio interview, radio interviews, radio show, radio shows, radio broadcast, radio broadcasts, radio broadcasting, pointless, pointlessness, hopeless, hopeless case, performance art, performance artists, radio host, radio hosts, radio presenter, radio presenters
Bribing St. Peter
Tags:pearl gates, pearly gates, gates of heaven, heaven, afterlife, the afterlife, st.peter, st peter, saint peter, judgement, judgement day, dying, died, bribe, bribes, bribery, cant take it with you, can't take it with you, rich person, rich people, the one percent, the 1 percent, wealth divide, wealth gap, hopeless, punishments, corrupt, corruption, white collar crime
"I just can't seem to get the hang of it."
Tags:fishing, fisherman, fishermen, angler, angling, anglers, ice fishing, catch, catches, catching fish, animal, animals, fish, cow, fishing pole, fishing poles, fishing reel, fishing reels, fishing rod, fishing rods, incompetent, incompetents, incompetence, useless, hopeless, rare catch, strange catch, rare catches, strange catches, bad fisherman, bad fishermen, bad at fishing
Deus ex Caffeina
Tags:coffee, coffees, caffeine, caffeine hit, coffee addict, coffee addicts, coffee addiction, coffee addictions, morning, mornings, monday, mondays, deus ex machina, greek, greeks, ancient greeks, tragedy, tragedies, greek god, greek gods, plot device, plot devices, solution, solutions, hopeless, hopelessness, hopeless situation, hopeless situations
"My whole life stretches out before me as a series of egg-white omelettes."
Tags:middle age, middle aged, mid life crises, mid-life crisis, diner, diners, existential crisis, omelette, omelettes, egg white omelette, egg white omelettes, hopeless, hopelessness, boring, bored, boredom, pointless, pointlessness, egg yolk, egg yolks, disappointment, disappointments, let down, let downs, let-down, let-downs
"Face it, Larry. We're small fish and des Moines isn't that big a pond."
"Making a difference doesn't make a difference."
The world's most unemployable family
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Tags:desert, deserts, lost in the desert, cactus, cacti, shadow, shadows, mistake, mistakes, disappointment, disappointments, abandoned, dehydration, alone, calling for help, friends, greeting, greetings, going mad, isolated, isolated, cliche, cliches, hopeless, short sighted, short sightedness, nearsighted, nearsightedness, bad eyesight, poor eyesight
"You see where Sixth Avenue meets Broadway? That's where you want to be."
Tags:tightrope, tightropes, tightrope walker, tightrope walkers, tight-rope, tight-ropes, tight rope, tight ropes, tourist, tourists, highwire, high wire, high wires, high-wire, high-wires, lost, directions, give directions, giving directions, new york, new york city, ny, nyc, broadway, stunt, stunt, circus, circuses, circus act, circus acts, tightrope walking, funambulism, funambulist, funambulists, acrobat, acrobats, gone the wrong way, hopeless, incompetent, incompetence
"Looks like we can't expect to find much in that direction."
"You know, in some cultures the male does things."
"Another desert island cartoon clipping from my uncle."
Tags:desert island, desert islands, desert island cartoon, desert island cartoons, stranded, abandoned, abandon, marooned, maroon, irony, ironic, satire, satirical, hypocrite, hypocrisy, hypocritical, castaway, castaways, cast-away, cast-aways, island, islands, message in a bottle, messages in bottles, newspaper, newspapers, newspaper cartoon, newspaper cartoon, newspaper clipping, newspaper clippings, clipping, clippings, press, press clippings, press clipping, useless, repetition, repetitive, pointless, hopeless, monotony, monotonous, futile, unimaginative, derivative, derive, uncreative, uncles, uncle, nephew, nephews, family, families, relative, relatives
"I got an 'A' in hopelessness and a 'B' in missed opportunities."
"Still won't start?"
Tags:car, cars, auto, autos, automobile, automobiles, car wont start, car won't start, car not starting, baseball, baseball bat, baseball bats, repair, repairs, repairing, car repairs, car repairing, engineer, engineers, mechanic, mechanics, car mechanic, car mechanics, disrepair, futile, unsuccessful, hopeless, heavy handed, heavy-handed, frustrating, frustration, frustrations, first world problems, irritating, irritation, irritations, everyday problem, everyday problems
"No, sorry, you'll still be dumb."
Tags:religion, religious, death, after death, afterlife, heaven, heaven's gate, entrance to heaven, st. peter's gate, saint peter's gate, pearly gates, st. peter, saint peter, angel, angels, dumb, stupid, sorry, apology, apologies, apologising, apologizing, fate, forever, still, second chance, second chances, hopeless
"No, you can't be be me, but I'm flattered you asked."
Tags:executive, executives, rich person, rich people, the one percent, the 1 percent, wealth divide, wealth gap, business executive, business executives, manager, managers, business manager, business managers, boss, bosses, privilege, privileges, privileged, silver spoon, flattered, flattery, hierarchy, hierarchies, office hierarchy, office hierarchies, hopeless, hopelessness
"Oooh—dollar in the swear-jar, captain!"
Tags:ocean, sea, stranded, stuck, trapped, survivor, survivors, shipwrecked, lifeboat, lifeboats, dinghy, raft, rafts, boat, boats, sailor, sailors, captain, captains, crew, crewman, crewmen, swearing, cursing, inappropriate language, language, swear jar, swear-jar, money, finances, dollar, dollars, punishments, meaningless, pointless, hopeless
"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
"Here are your choices. You can plead guilty."
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