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"I went out on a limb to hire you. Dolan."
Tags:monkey, monkeys, out on a limb, going out on a limb, risk, risks, taking risks, risk taker, risk takers, hiring process, new employee, new employees, mistake, mistakes, bad employee, bad employees, disappointment, disappointments, play on words, let down, let downs, let-down, let-downs, offices, office job, office jobs, office work, office worker, office workers
"Please forgive us for being so late- we had parking issues."
Tags:parking, city parking, bad parking, driving, driver, drivers, city life, city living, urban life, dinner party, dinner parties, modern life, late, delay, delays, delayed, modern times, cocktail party, cocktail parties, let down, let downs, let-down, let-downs, guest, guests, dinner guest, dinner guests
"Could you run those numbers by me again? I was thinking of an old love."
Tags:board meeting, board meetings, business meeting, business meetings, old love, old romance, old romances, romantic, romantics, distracted, distraction, distractions, lazy, laziness, unprofessional, professional, board member, board members, shirk, shirking, shirker, shirkers, account, accounts, paying attention, let down, let downs, let-down, let-downs
"I, of course, meant seven business days."
Tags:god, gods, creation, creationism, creationist, creationists, beginning of the universe, creation of the universe, big bang, the big bang, the big bang theory, seven days, 7 days, genesis, book of genesis, the book of genesis, business days, business week, delivery, deliveries, let down, let downs, let-down, let-downs, disappointment, disappointments, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes
"I thought it came with an acorn."
Tags:squirrel, squirrels, cocktail bar, cocktail bars, bartender, bartenders, cocktail, cocktails, disappointment, disappointments, disappointing, let down, let-downs, let-down, let downs, acorn, acorns, little umbrella, little umbrellas, martini, martinis, cocktail olive, cocktail olives, fussy, fussy customer, fussy customers, bar
"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
"A grey suit, beige tie, brown shoes and a wristwatch. What are you wearing?"
Tags:offices, office job, office jobs, office work, office worker, office workers, desk job, desk jobs, business dress, business clothes, suit, suits, monotony, monotonous, work appropriate, what are you wearing, flirt, flirts, chat up line, chat up lines, chat-up line, chat-up lines, modern life, let down, let downs, let-down, let-downs, disappointment, disappointments
"We're paying you to dance and be fun, not to drink a mope."
Tags:drunk, drunks, drinker, drinkers, heavy drinker, heavy drinkers, employee, employees, bad employee, bad employees, let down, let downs, let-down, let-downs, disappointment, disappointments, deflating, deflation, tube man, tube men, greeting, greetings, greeter, greeters, car salesman, car salesmen, skydancer, skydancers, air dancer, air dancers
"You are an obsession, just not a single minded obsession."
The Milky Way (Detail)
Stabbed in the Back
"I was great in high school."
"I understand you see yourself in legal, but we see you as a large cuddly stuffed toy."
Tags:dino, dinos, dinosaur, dinosaurs, career ladder, the career ladder, career progression, stuffed toy, stuffed toys, stuffies, legal, lawyer, lawyers, attorney, attorneys, hopes and dream, ambition, ambitious, ambitions, aspiration, aspiration, let down, let downs, let-down, let-downs, disappointment, disappointments, legal profession, the legal profession, paralegal, paralegals, legal assistant, legal assistants, patronise, patronising, patronize, patronizing
"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
"You never really know how boring the sky is till you see it up close."
"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
"You've lived many lives, all as an accountant."
Tags:accountant, accountants, boring job, boring jobs, boring life, boring lives, wasted life, fortune teller, fortune tellers, soothsayer, soothsayers, crystal ball, crystal balls, career, careers, accounting, accounting job, accounting jobs, multiple lives, con, cons, con artist, con artists, trick, tricked, trickery, waste of time, let-down, let-downs, let down, let downs, disappoint, disappointed, disappointment, disappointments
"Somehow I pictured my first ride on a flying saucer rather differently."
Tags:alien, aliens, martian, martians, extraterrestrial, extraterrestrials, little green men, little green man, commute, commutes, commuter, commuters, subway, subways, underground, the underground, tube, tubes, the tubes, modern life, modern times, disappointment, disappointments, disappointing, let down, let-down, let downs, let-downs, abducted, abduction, abductions, alien abduction, alien abductions, space ship, space ships, flying saucer, flying saucers
"Forty-seven years old and I'm still a small investor."
Tags:disappointment, disappointment, disappointing, let down, let downs, let-down, let-downs, hope and dreams, investor, investors, investing, regret, regrets, regretful, getting old, aging, midlife crisis, midlife crises, mid-life crisis, mid-life crises, small investor, small investors, stocks and shares, stock market, the stock market, play it safe, playing it safe
"Confound it, Hawkins, when I said I meant that literally, that was just a ﬁgure of speech."
Tags:executives, executive, business executives, business executive, business executives, manager, managers, boss, bosses, business manager, business managers, misunderstand, misunderstanding, misinterpret, misinterpretation, figure of speech, figures of speech, literal interpretation, literal interpretations, unreasonable, expectation, expectations, let down, let downs, let-downs, let-down, ambiguous, ambiguity
"That dawg won't hunt."
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"I'm afraid it's not cheese, it's 'cheese-like'."
"You heard me. This is it. We had a three-picture deal."
Tags:parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, kid, kids, child, childhood, growing up, child rearing, kids drawing, kids drawings, childs drawing, childs drawing, child's drawing, child's drawings, kid's drawing, kid's drawing, fridge art, deal, deal, pact, pacts, let down, let downs, let-down, let-downs, betray, betrayed, betrayal, betrayal, terrible twos, terrible 2s
"We don't sell anything. This is the corporate office."
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