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"I know we don't need any, but I feel like some instant gratification."
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"I just dialed 1-800-BAGUETTE."
The Bull, the Bear, the Ant, and the Grasshopper
Tags:stock market, the bull, the bear, the ant, and the grasshopper, fables, money, savings, fun, business, economy, fable, investment advice, advice, financial advisor, aesop, aesop's fables, stock, stocks, stocks and bonds, investor, investors, instant gratification, savings, save up, saves up, saving up
'I'm glad you asked that, Marcia. Our latest poll indicates that for most Americans, instant gratification is no longer fast enough!'
"With the cost of heating oil at an all-time high, perhaps you now regret exchanging those sensible Christmas sweaters for the fleeting amusement of toys."
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"If you were to boil your book down to a few words, what would be its message?"
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"No, the computers are fine. It's my attention span that's down."
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'My parents are trying to wean me off instant gratification.'
"You're actually in the future, in a time when society rediscovers the value of delayed gratification."
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"If the average attention span is 8 seconds, why are most commercials 30 seconds?"
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"We texted you for cookies about 10 minutes ago. We don't like to be kept waiting Amber."
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"Here's what I think of your marshmallow test."
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"Welcome to the Department of Delayed Gratification. Take a number."
Instant Gratification service desk (with a long queue and delay)
"I thought about having children, until I found out they take nine months to download."
Tags:gestation period, gestation periods, pregnancy, pregnancies, childbirth, childbirths, expectant, expecting, lady, ladies, mother, mothers, mom, moms, mum, mums, download, downloads, download speed, download speeds, impatient, impatience, instant gratification, modern life, modern impatience, modern culture
'Son, remember you don't get instantaneous communication gratification from me...I'm still a land line person.'
"No Timmy, I don't think your pencil has system requirments or upgrades you can download from the internet."
"Wanna play chess, Baldo?"
"How can you sit there watching one commercial after another?"
"Baldo, have you thought about your future, your career?"
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Instant Gratification Cafe.
End of summer fantasy vs. end of summer reality.
"Technology has spoiled our kids. I ordered something off the Internet for him 20 minutes ago, and he's mad that it hasn't arrived yet."
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