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'Dad, can you just drop me off here?'
"What have you been up to?"
Tags:tall tale, tall tales, long story, long stories, tale, tales, story, stories, come home late, coming home late, wife, wives, scold, scolds, scolding, nag, nags, nagging, return home, returning home, suspicious, suspicion, suspicions, police line, police lines, husband, husbands, late night, late nights, late, tardy, tardiness, punctual, punctuality
"I don't bug you about your catnip. Don't bug me about my Martinis."
Tags:catnip, cat nip, drug problem, drug problems, drinking problem, drinking problems, alcoholic, alcoholics, blame, blames, blame game, blame games, hypocrite, hypocrites, hypocrisy, martini, martinis, pester, pesters, pestering, intervention, interventions, lash out, lashes out, lashing out, dog, dogs, cat, cats, pet, pets, nag, nags, nagging, annoy, annoyed, annoying
Next On The Agenda
Tags:parent, parents, parenting, nanny state, nanny states, child, nag, nags, nagging, sleepover, sleepovers, sleep-over, sleep-overs, regulation, regulations, government regulations, parenting help, grilled cheese, pick eater, picky eaters, childish behavior, childish behaviors, act out, acts out, acting out, brat, brats, pain, pains, nuisance, nuisances
"A phony attorney…I'm so disappointed, son. Your brother is a phony doctor."
Tags:phony, doctor, doctors, physician, physicians, nag, nags, nagging, jewish mother, mom, mom, mother, mothers, parent, parents, disappointment, disappointments, passive aggressive, passive-aggressiveness, fake, fakes, faking, faker, fakers, brother, brothers, ne'er do well, compare, compares, comparison, success, successful, con man, con men, con artist, con artists, con, cons, confidence man, confidence men, expectations, high expectations
"Another glass of absinth? That's your answer to everything."
Tags:absinth, absinths, spirit, spirits, absinthe, alcohol, alcoholic, alcoholics, drunk, drunks, drunkard, drunkards, drinking your problems, drinker, drinkers, drunk, drunks, problem solver, problem solvers, problem solving, problem solved, shot, shots, drinking your sorrows, drink your sorrows, nag, nags, wife, wives, husband, husbands, answer to everything
"Do you think I wanted to get the paper towels with the ugly borders?"
Tags:domestic, domestic life, domestic bliss, married couple, married, married life, grocery, groceries, marriage, old married couple, household, house, houses, home, homely, household chores, chore, chores, paper towel, paper towels, shopping, shopped, men, man, husband, husbands, husbands and wives, wife, wives, nag, nagged, nagging, nags, fishwife
Don Z. And His User-Friendly Apartment
Tags:smart device, smart devices, smartphone, smartphones, digital assistant, digital assistants, digital assistance, artificial intelligence, modern world, question, questions, option, options, choice, choices, too many choices, overwhelmed, overwhelming, modern times, modern life, nag, nags, nagging
Tags:guilt, guilts, guilting, mom, moms, mother, mothers, mum, mums, nag, nags, nagging, passive aggressive, passive aggression, passive aggressiveness, parent, parents, parenting, frustration, frustrations, frustrating, put on a sweater, nice young man, approval, approve, approves, approving, torah, genesis, bible, bible story, bible stories, shpasik, jtoons
'I asked you two weeks ago to put a new lightbulb in the lamp in the spare bedroom. How long is it going to take?'
'You're not bidding on something again, are you? . . . So when some goofy item and a debit in our account show up at roughly the same time, I am to assume what?'
It Starts: "That's what you're wearing?"
Tags:godzillas, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, mothering, mothered, motherhood, hassle, hassles, nag, nags, nagging, nagged, nagger, naggers, care, cares, caring, cared, carer, carers, son, sons, offspring, lizard, lizards, reptile, reptiles, monster, monsters, dinosaurs, the flying mccoys, flying mccoys
Bartlett's Expanded Quotations
Tags:quote, quotes, quotation, quotations, familiar quotations, bartlett, bartlett's, nag, nags, nagging, passive aggressive, passive aggression, passive aggressiveness, cheap, cheapskate, cheapskates, backhanded compliment, backhanded compliments, scold, scolds, scolding, frustrate, frustration, frustrations, family, families
"This is bad work, Edwards! Bad! Bad! Bad! Bad!"
Tags:nothing right, everything wrong, pet, pets, excuse, excuses, nag, nagging, nagged, nags, rage, raging, rages, enraged, fishwife, fish wife, aggression, aggressive, channel, channelling, domestic, domestic pets, high standard, high standards, standards, impossible, hard to please, to please, bad dog, bad, bad bad, scold, scolding, nostalgia, trauma, tail between his legs, scold, scolding, scolded, clash, absurd, absurd image
"Timothy, success is nothing to fear."
Tags:success, successful, coach, coaches, life coach, life coaches, ambition, ambitions, lofty ambitions, goal, goals, goal-oriented, pressure, pressures, pressuring, parent, parents, parenting, parental, nag, nags, toddler, toddlers, kindergarten, expectation, expectations, high expectations, demand, demands, demanding, advice, advisor, advisors, advising, adviser, advisers, tip, tips
'My wife said I don't listen to her. At least I think that's what she said.'
"Did you remember to whack the cat?"
Tags:cat, cats, feline, felines, cat owner, cat owners, cat lover, cat lovers, pet cat, pet cats, assassin, assassins, assassination, assassinations, killer, killers, mobster, mobsters, gangster, gangsters, mafia, organized crime, organised crime, whack the cat, murder, murders, murderer, murderers, husband, husbands, wife, wives, reminder, reminders, nag, nags, nagging, chore, chores
New from Never Mind Books: The Best Story in All the World
Tags:guilt, guilts, guilting, mother, mothers, mothering, mom, moms, mum, mums, nag, nags, nagging, feel bad, feels bad, feeling bad, passive aggressive, passive aggression, annoy, annoys, annoying, hostile, hostility, storyteller, storytellers, pay attention, paying attention, frustration, frustrations, frustrating, older generation, older generations, parent, parents, parenting, father, fathers, dad, dads, stories, story, greatest story, best story, never mind, stubborn, stubbornness
"Your solution to everything is to show up, do your job, then go home!"
Tags:solution, solutions, do your job, doing your job, career, careers, nag, nags, nagging, chide, chides, chiding, admonish, admonishes, admonishing, wife, wives, husband, husbands, impersonal, worker, workers, workday, workdays, routine, routines, work routine, work routines, routine, routines, answer, answers, responsible, responsibility, responsibilities, scold, scolds, scolding, spouse, spouses
"Well, don't just stand there looking precancerous."
Tags:sunbathers, sunbathing, sunbath, beach, beaches, seaside, vacation, vacations, holiday, holidays, skin cancer, skin cancers, cancer, cancers, cancerous, disease, diseases, dermatologist, dermatologists, dermatology, beach chair, beach chairs, unhelpful, wife, wives, husband, husbands, nag, nags, nagging, sun cream, suncream, sun-cream
"I wonder how much longer she can keep this up..."
Tags:wife, wives, nag, nags, nagging, husband, husbands, ignore, ignores, ignoring, call, calls, calling, request, requests, requesting, keep it up, keeps it up, keeping it up, spouse, spouses, married life, annoyed, annoying, irritation, irritations, irritating, frustration, frustrations, frustrating, shout, shouts, shouting, inconsiderate, inconsideration
Why Uncle Abe Still Lives Alone"You call that clean?"
Tags:car, cars, vehicle, vehicles, automobile, automobiles, driving, driver, drivers, transportation, carwash, carwashes, car wash, car washes, filling station, filling station, fuelling station, fuelling station, garage, garages, service station, service station, servo, servos, attendant, attendants, complaint, complaints, complaining, chore, chores, never good enough, clean, cleaning, cleaner, cleaners, squeegee, squeegees, single, complainer, complainers, whiner, whiners, whining, nag, nags, nagging, bachelor, bachelors, picky, fussy, choosy, service, customer service, customer, customers, family, families, uncle, uncles, relative, relatives, living alone, relationship, relationships, relationship problems, relationship issues, grumpy, windshield, windshields, window, windows
The Walrus and the Spoilsport
Tags:the walrus and the carpenter, through the looking glass, alice's adventures in wonderland, cholesterol, cholesterol levels, poem, poems, poetry, shellfish, high cholesterol, blood pressure, high blood pressure, medication, nag, nags, nagging, chide, chides, chiding, admonish, admonishes, admonishing, healthy food, healthy foods, healthy eating, healthy eater, healthy eaters, nutrition, nutritionist, nutritionists, dietitian, dietitians, dietician, dietiticians, healthy life, healthy living, gadfly, gadflies
"You'll be sorry you made that crack if I win the lottery."