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"We're all just as excited as we can be about your choice for lunch, sir!"
Tags:lunch, lunches, eating out, dining out, wait staff, waiting staff, waiter, waiters, expensive restaurant, expensive restaurants, career choice, career choices, public figure, public figures, lunch option, intrude, intruding, intrusive, enthusiastic, enthusiasm, overenthusiastic, tip, tips, customer service
"Oh, Christ—it's your mother."
Tags:mother, mothers, mothering, motherhood, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, mother in law, mother in laws, mothers in law, overbearing, overbearing parent, overbearing parents, overbearing mother, overbearing mothers, mollycoddle, mollycoddled, mollycoddling, strict, strict parent, strict parents, strict mother, strict mothers, strict parenting, intrude, intrusive, boosy, bossy boots, stalking, stalker, controlling, controlling mother, controlling mothers, over controlling, harassed, harassment, harasser, flying the nest, domineering, domineer, domineering mother, domineering mothers, domineering parent, domineering parents, car, cars, drive, driving, driver, holiday, holidays, vacation, vacations, on holiday, on vacations, road trip, roadtrip, road-trip, abroad, holiday abroad
"A.T.&T. sent this drink over in the hope that you'll consider switching your long-distance provider."
Tags:advertisement, advertisements, advertising, ad, ads, long-distance provider, long-distance providers, phone company, phone companies, long distance, long distance call, long distance calls, sales tactic, sales tactics, aggressive, aggressiveness, aggression, cafe, cafes, switch, switches, switching, cellphone, cellphones, cell phone, cell phones, mobile, mobiles, mobile provider, mobile providers, telephone, telephones, telephone call, telephone calls, consumerism, intrusive, sponsor, sponsors, sponsorship
Reading Over your Shoulder
"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
Tags:good fences make good neighbours, good fences make good neighbors, fence, fences, bad fence, bad fences, neighbours, neighbour, neighbor, neighbors, bad neighbour, bad neighbours, bad neighbor, bad neighbors, dill weed, dillweed, dill-weed, greeting, greetings, wave, waving, intrusive, intrusion, obnoxious, insult, insulting, rude, anti-social, anti-sociable, antisocial, introvert, introversion, privacy, private, annoy, annoyed, annoying, bad neighbor, bad neighbors, bad neighbour, bad neighbours
"She was an excellent model, but her mother simply couldn't learn to trust me."
Tags:mom, mothers, mum, mums, motherhood, overbearing mothers, overbearing mom, overbearing mothers, photobomb, photobombing, photobomber, model, models, modeling, overbearing parent, overbearing parents, mollycoddle, mollycoddling, mollycoddled, parents, parenthood, motherhood, strict parent, strict parents, artist, artists, painter, painters, painting, pose, posing, art gallery, art galleries, trust, trusting, intrusion, intrusions, intrusive, intrude, omnipresent
"I miss helicopter parenting."
Visit Our Gift Shop
Tags:gift shop, gift shops, capitalism, consumerism, art gallery, art galleries, museum, museums, art museum, art museums, ad, ads, advert, adverts, advertisement, advertisements, nudge, nudges, influence, priorities, wrong priorities, bad priorities, intrusive, intrusiveness, modern life, modern attitudes, museum gift shop, museum gift shops
"I'm going to try to settle you down, Halberson, but first a word about Fexler Lite Beer."
Tags:catcher, catchers, baseball player, baseball players, ad, ads, advert, adverts, advertisement, advertisements, beer, beers, commercial, commercials, pitcher, pitchers, sponsor, sponsors, sponsorship, sponsorships, sponsor, sponsors, sports sponsor, sports sponsors, meeting on the mound, meetings on the mound, ad break, ad breaks, corporate sponsor, corporate sponsors, intrusive
Shopping for Underwear
Tags:mens clothing, men's clothing, underwear, underpants, shopping, shoppers, cloths shop, clothes shop, clothes shop, salesperson, salespeople, salesman, sales woman, sales person, sales people, sales man, sales woman, vain, vanity, admiring, privacy, intrusive, intrusion, self confidence, body confidence, mens briefs, men's briefs, changing rooms, changing room, body image, self image, self-image
"I was afraid of this - a Chinese menu just came in on our fax."
Tags:chinese menu, chinese menus, fax, faxes, fax machine, fax machines, advertise, advertises, advertising, advert, adverts, intrusive, intruding, dine, dines, dining, eat out, eats out, eating out, takeout, takeouts, take out, take out place, take out places, menu, menus, door-to-door, modern life, modern times
"Let me through – I'm morbidly curious!"
"Will you stop bothering us? We already have a brokerage firm."
Tags:brokerage firm, brokerage firms, broker, brokers, stock, stocks, stockbroker, investor, investors, investment, investments, investment firm, investment firms, persistent, persistence, salesman, salesmen, intrusive, intruder, intruders, intruding, nuisance, nuisances, irritation, irritations, irritating, frustration, frustrations, frustrating, privacy, invasion of privacy, invasions of privacy, ubiquitous, ad, ads, advertisement, advertisements, advertising, relentless
"Can I get you any more deafening loudness?"
Tags:eating out, dining out, restaurant music, restaurant, background music, loud music, atmosphere, crowded restaurant, crowded restaurants, waiter, waiters, waitress, waitresses, intrude, intrusion, intrusive, deafening, deafened, atmospheric music, creating an atmosphere, modern life, modern times
"Row faster, Manny- I just spotted my ex."
'None of your business!'
"I want you to follow my husband everywhere he goes and nag him."
Tags:sexist, sexists, gender issues, gender inequality, misogyny, misogynist, misogynists, wife, wives, husband, husbands, nag, nagging, nagging wife, nagging wife trope, detective, detectives, private detectives, private detectives, investigator, investigators, private investigator, private investigators, private eye, private eyes, follow, following, stalk stalking, invasion of privacy, intrude, intrusion, intrusive, husband and wife, husbands and wives, bad relationship, bad relationships
Going through the wringer at airport security
Tags:airport, airports, air travel, flying, passenger, passengers, security, security check, tsa, transport security administration, department of homeland security, officer, officers, screening, security screening, screenings, security screenings, invasive, intrusive, detector, detectors, scanner, scanners, mangle, twist, squish, squash, protection, prevention, regulation, regulations, wringer, wringers, machine, machines, metal detector, metal detectors, safety
Alfred the Nosy
"Hello, dear. This is Mom. Have you lost your mind or what?"
Tags:phone call, phone calls, phone, phones, phone message, phone messages, voicemail, voicemail message, voicemail messages, leave a voicemail, voice mail, voice mail message, voice mail messages, modern tech, modern technology, modern technologies, intrusive, intrusion, intrusions, irritation, irritations, on call, modern life
"You'll see it when it's done."
Tags:construction, construction worker, construction workers, construction site, construction sites, secret, secret, nosy, nosiness, snooping, snoop, snooping around, building, building site, building site, protect, protective, perfectionist, perfectionists, perfectionism, intrude, intrusion, intrusive, inquisitive, inquisitiveness, unfinished, sneak a peek, sneaking a peek, hole in the fence, under construction, under-construction
'...do your accounting records show how you give everyone gifts and still stay solvent?'
"This fishing trip is brought to you by Jack's Lures..."
Tags:commercial fishing, commercial, commercials, ad, ads, advert, adverts, advertisement, advertisements, advertising, intrude, intrudes, intruding, intrusive, ubiquitous, ubiquity, interruption, interruptions, sponsor, sponsors, corporate sponsor, corporate sponsors, corporate sponsorship, corporate sponsorships, fishing, fisher, fishers, fisherman, fishermen, fish, fishes
"I know we agreed to a period of watchful waiting, but this is more watchful than I bargained for."