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"I used to be innocent. Then I was naive. Now I'm just dumb."
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"You bet I'd love a free trip to Cancún."
Tags:phone, phones, telephone, telephones, call, calls, calling, phone call, phone calls, telephone call, telephone calls, talking on the phone, talking on the telephone, phone conversation, phone conversations, telephone conversation, telephone conversations, telemarketing, telemarketer, telemarketers, tele-marketing, tele-marketer, tele-marketers, cold calling, cold calls, cold caller, cold callers, scam, scams, con, cons, fraud, trickery, free, free trip, free trips, cancun, mexico, won, winner, winners, vacation, vacations, holiday, holidays, travel, cruise, cruises, you've won, gullible, naive, stupid, dumb, incompetent, incompetents, incompetence, king, kings, sovereign, sovereigns, ruler, rulers, monarch, monarchs, monarchy, royal, royalty, guard, guards, knight, knights, modern life, too good to be true
"Was that your first foray into politics?"
Tags:foray, forays, politics, newbie, newbies, naive, naivete, naivety, behead, beheaded, beheading, depose, deposes, deposing, moonlight, moonlights, moonlighting, politician, politicians, political leader, political leaders, 800 pound gorilla, 800 lb gorillas, leader, leaders, leading, cutthroat, cutthroat business, cutthroat world, inexperience, inexperienced, dog-eat-dog, dog-eat-dog world
'So what you're saying is that we've been defunct and out of business for over two years and you've just been waiting for the right time to tell me?'
"How nice of you to call me out of the blue, young man. It so happens I have forty-five million just sitting in my piggy bank, and maybe having a broker wouldn't be such a bad idea."
Tags:phone, phones, telephone, telephones, call, calls, calling, talking on the phone, talking on the telephone, phone conversation, phone conversations, telephone conversation, telephone conversations, telemarketing, telemarketer, telemarketers, telecommunication, telecommunications, cold calling, cold calls, cold call, cold caller, cold callers, salesmen, salesman, consumerism, broker, brokers, finances, money, personal finances, millions, millionaire, millionaires, rich, wealthy, the one percent, the 1%, out of the blue, piggy bank, piggy banks, bank, banks, banking, investing, investment, investments, investor, investors, scam, scams, con, cons, fraud, phone scam, phone scams, scammer, scammers, old people, elderly, senior, seniors, bad idea, gullible, naive, common scam, common scams, dumb, stupid
"You know what just might work in Bosnia? Tear gas."
Tags:bosnia, bosnian war, yugoslavia, break up of yugoslavia, serbs, serbia, croats, croatia, yugoslav, fall of yugoslavia, naive, uninformed, ignorant, ignorance, bar, drinking, war, wars, controversy, tear gas, serious, light hearted, misunderstanding, misunderstood, chatting, know it all, arrogant, know-it-all, arrogance
Hadley K., All-Day Sucker.
Tags:sucker, suckers, gullible, naive, naivete, incompetent, incompetence, rip-off, ripped off, ripping off, aromatherapy, quack, quacks, quackery, fake, fakes, faker, fakers, three card monte, scam, scams, scamming, scammer, scammers, gullibility, believing, believing mind, believing minds, believing brain, believing brains
'Henderson, I can see you have a few things to learn about the corporate culture around here!'
"I've had 720 children. I hope they're all doing well."
'Relax, Mr. Edwards! Here at Mega Financial Services, we're dedicated to making the separation of a fool from his money an enjoyable experience for everyone involved!'
'Just a little heads-up, Frank: Most Earthlings refer to what you and I are doing as 'breaking up,' not 'reverse-engineering our relationship.'
"You're the only one who sees the real me."
Ed was a terrific executive in every respect except for his appaling lack of street smarts.
They Shop Among Us
Tags:tabloid, tabloids, tabloid newspaper, tabloid newspapers, rumor, rumors, rumour, rumours, rumor monger, rumor mongers, rumour monger, rumour mongers, rumor mongering, rumour mongering, audience, audiences, gullible, gullibility, believer, believers, believing, credulous, credulousness, audience, audiences, demographic, demographics, naive, naivete, celebrity gossip, gossip rag, gossip rags, gossip, pop culture, popular culture
For Their Own Good.
Tags:death, deaths, hide, secret, secrets, trick, tricks, ethics, ethical, moral, morals, lies, lie, mislead, misleading, not ready, children, child, kid, kids, naive, naivety, deceive, deceiving, belgian congo, need to know, false, fabrication, fabrications, hides, hiding, protecting, protection, protect
"First of all, I would like to express my gratefulness to all those wonderful ancestors of mine who helped to make this glorious day possible."
'You're right... I just don't get it. And I recall a time, not so very long ago, when you loved that about me!'
Tags:optometrist, optometrist, optometry, optician, opticians, ophthalmology, ophthalmologist, ophthalmologists, eye doctor, eye doctors, medical, medicine, eye test, eyes tests, eye, eyes, vision, eyesight, eye drops, patient, patients, healthcare, health care, dewy-eyed, innocent, naive, flirting, pick-up line, pick-up lines, pickup line, pickup lines, pick up line, pick up lines
The struggle between good and luxury good.
'Some of these young school leavers aren't remotely prepared for the realities of the modern work environment.'
"If the stock market goes to infinity, would we be able to pay off the national debt?"
Tags:usa, us, stock market, stock, market, debt, debts, infinity, high, rise, raise, national, news, stocks, shares, higher, rising, graph, graphs, chart, charts, economics, economy, finances, financial, children, innocence, naive, child, kid, kids, naivety, national debt, impossible, national debt, federal debt, federal debts, ratio, ratios, gdp, gross domestic product, future generation, future generations
'To think you believe there are two sides to the argument.'
"Reverend, if we're born again in Jesus...do we get another belly button?"
Tags:born again, born agains, born again christian, born again christians, rebirth, belly button, belly buttons, jesus, jesus christ, christian, christians, christianity, naive, naive question, naive questions, kid, kids, kid question, kid questions, bible, bible study, bible studies, gospel of john, gospel according to john, gospels, new testament
"First of all, forget everything you learned in obedience school."
'Look, people are basically honest and decent. Why don't we scrap the tax laws completely and have the people pay whatever they think is fair?'