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"O.K., I'm sitting. What is it?"
Tags:sit, sits, sitting, trick, tricks, dog, dogs, dog trick, dog tricks, emergency, emergencies, emergency phone call, emergency phone calls, sit down, sitting downs, phone call, phone calls, obedience, obedient, obedience training, bad news, bearer of bad news, message, messages, messenger, messengers, worry, worries, worrying, worrier, worriers
"Instant message, sire."
Tags:king, kings, sovereign, sovereigns, ruler, rulers, monarch, monarchs, monarchy, royal, royalty, history, historical, medieval, technology, innovation, innovative, message, messages, messaging, instant message, instant messaging, social media, social network, social networks, social networking, old-fashioned, computer, computers, arrow, arrows, shot, servant, servants, messenger, messengers, communication
"We've decided, Carmichael, to give you back to the community."
Tags:donate, donates, donating, donation, donations, give back, giving back, community donation, charity, charities, charitable donation, charitable donations, fire, fired, firing, firings, sacked, sacking, sackings, layoff, layoffs, laid off, lay off, lay offs, downsize, downsizes, downsizing, restructure, restructures, restructuring, bearer of bad news, bearers of bad news, messenger, messengers, breaking bad news, cushion the blow, cushioning the blow
"Hank, when you're finished firing this gentleman I have some rather unfortunate news for you as well."
Tags:fire, fires, firing, layoff, layoffs, mass layoff, mass layoffs, mass firing, mass firing, job, jobs, job loss, job losses, corporate culture, corporate ladder, corporation, corporations, megacorporation, megacorporations, bad news, breaking bad news, messenger, messengers, shoot the messenger, shooting the messenger, upper management
Tags:bearer of bad news, bearers of bad news, flying monkey, flying monkeys, wicked witch, witch, witches, famous phrase, famous phrases, dead, bereaved, bereavement, hospital, hospitals, doctor, doctors, physician, physicians, hospital, hospitals, hospitalise, hospitalised, hospitalize, hospitalized, hospitalization, hospitalisation, bad news, sad, sadness, messenger, messengers
"Governing is easy, just shoot all the messengers."
Lesser Known Annunciations
Tags:annunciation, art, art history, art historian, art historians, lesser known, obscure, obscurity, obscurities, lesser-known, unknown, bible story, bible stories, gospel, jesus, jesus christ, announcement, announcements, announcing, messenger, messengers, mundane, rent, rental, rentals, everyday life, bad news, bearer of bad news, bearers of bad news
"Owning to an unforeseen dip in the fiefdom's population, we regret that we must once again raise taxes."
Tags:politics, government, government, tax, taxes, money, raising taxes, high taxes, population, depopulation, unforeseen, unpredictable, fiefdom, fiefdoms, fief, fiefs, serfdom, serf, serfs, peasant, peasants, citizen, citizens, feudalism, medieval, history, historical, king, kings, sovereign, sovereigns, ruler, rulers, monarch, monarchs, monarchy, royalty, royal, decree, decrees, messenger, messengers, town crier, town criers, announcement, announcements, poor, poverty, overtaxation, taxation, unfair
"Remember how I said I was happiest when we had nothing?"
"I don't know what we'd have done if he hadn't shown up!"
Tags:show up, shows up, showing up, flying saucer, flying saucers, ufo, ufos, spaceship, spaceships, messiah, messiahs, messenger, messengers, message, messages, messaging, vote, votes, voter, voters, get out the vote, getting out the vote, reminder, reminders, reminding, turnout, voter turnout, election, elections, stump, stump speech, stump speeches, candidate, candidates, presidential candidate, presidential candidates, best option, best options, preferred option, preferred options
Hermes, Process Server Of The Gods
Tags:myth, myths, legend, legends, greek, greece, ancient, religion, religious, god, gods, greek mythology, hermes, messenger, messengers, process server, process servers, court, courts, courtroom, courtrooms, trial, trials, legal system, justice system, law, laws, legal, judge, judges, lawyer, lawyers, counselor, counselors, counsellors, counsellors, attorney, attorneys, solicitor, solicitors, barrister, barristers, legal counsel, lawsuit, lawsuits, litigation, litigious, legal action, legal notification, summons, service
"Thank you, Lord, for reminding me to count my blessings."
Tags:begging, beg, begs, beggar, poor, poverty, homeless, home less, hobo, bum, businessman, businessmen, fat cat, fat cats, corporate, thankful, thankfulness, charity, charitable, charities, virtue, virtuous, virtues, words, word, action, actions, actions speak louder, blessing, blessings, count, counting, greed, individual, individualism, selfish, selfishness, privilege, privileged, life of privilege, first world, upper class, upper classes, message from god, messages from god, messenger, messengers
"On your left."
"Hi, Ted. Love your latest salary."
Tags:restaurant, restaurants, fine dine, fine dining, millionaire, millionaires, rich, treat, treats, salary, latest salary, income, pay, earning, earnings, message, messages, messenger, messengers, note, notes, note to self, lonely, alone, companionless, law, lawsuit, lawyer, sue, sued, fraud, fraudster
"You have no new messages."
"Hold everything! The P.R. department just sent over this chart."
"Sorry, the line is busy again. He and Joe Lieberman are still exchanging pleasantries."
Tags:angel, angels, prayer, prayers, nightly prayer, nightly prayers, pleasantry, pleasantries, unavailable, busy, busy signal, messenger, messengers, democrat, democrats, politician, politicians, political candidate, political candidates, political campaign, political campaigns, vice president, vice presidents, vice presidential candidate, vice presidential candidates, senator, senators, politics, politician, politicians, government, governments, election, elections, election campaign, election campaigns, political campaign, political campaigns, campaigning, campaigns, campaign advisors, campaign advising, political consultant, political consultants
'The first commandment is: Thou shalt not shoot the messenger.'
'Well, how do you handle it when a messenger shows up bearing bad news?'
Post office sorting station employee sign: Don't shoot the messenger (or anyone else)
"Then the messenger shouldn't have been such a jerk."
Tags:king, kings, sovereign, sovereigns, ruler, rulers, monarch, monarchs, monarchy, royal, royalty, history, historical, medieval, messenger, messengers, bad news, punishments, death, dead, capital punishment, stabbed, sword, swords, shooting the messenger, expression, expressions, wordplay, word play
"I guess you're the messenger..."
"Don't shoot the messenger."
"That's my voice mail."