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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
"This place is famous for the way they serve eggs."
"Lucky you! That's exactly what the treatments cost."
Tags:doctor, doctors, patient, patients, diagnose, diagnosis, wheel of fortune, wheel, wheels, spinner, spinners, game, games, cost, costs, treatment, treatments, 10 billion, medical care, extortionate, exorbitant, uninsured, medical insurance, shock, shocked, shocking, unaffordable, overwhelm, overwhelmed, overwhelming, lucky, luck, exact, guess, guesses, guessing
"Every year, the zebras get faster and faster."
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'What can I say, Carol... I'm whelmed.'
"I can't even deal."
Tags:deal, deals, dealer, dealers, dealing, can't even, expression, expressions, literal, idiom, idioms, saying, sayings, literal, card, cards, card dealer, card dealers, las vegas, vegas, blackjack, card game, card games, gamble, gambles, gambling, gambler, gamblers, overwhelm, overwhelms, overwhelmed, refuse, refuses, refusing, refusal, refusals
God being dismayed at the state of the world.
"Did we remember to get that thing we came here for?"
Tags:shopping, shopper, shoppers, warehouse club, warehouse clubs, food, food shopping, food store, food stores, grocery, groceries, grocery shopping, grocery store, grocery stores, supermarket, supermarkets, bulk, bulk goods, bulk buying, buying in bulk, consumerism, retail, forgot, forgotten, shopping hungry, overwhelmed
Tags:newborn, newborns, baby, babies, parenthood, parenting, family life, family-life, new parent, new parents, nap, naps, besotted, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, motherhood, family time, cuddle, cuddles, mummy, mummies, housework, household chore, household chores, chore, chores, overwhelmed, unconditional love, new parents, maternity leave
"How was your day, dear?" "Average"
Omar Khayyam Meets Trader Joe
Tags:omar khayyam, supermarket, supermarkets, astronomer, astronomers, mathematician, mathematicians, poet, poets, poetry, health food, health food store, health food stores, grocery store, grocery stores, indecision, indecisive, retailer, retailers, grocer, grocers, great mind, great minds, overwhelmed, overwhelming
"The fact is, I didn't do the homework assignment because you seem to be swamped with paperwork and I didn't want to add to your problems."
Tags:education, school, schools, schooling, teaching, learning, teacher, teachers, student, students, homework, assignment, assignments, paper, papers, essay, essays, report, reports, project, projects, paperwork, marking, grading, overworked, overtime, working overtime, overwhelmed, excuse, excuses, problem, problems, public education, public education system, public education systems, state education, state education system, state education systems, national education, national education system, national education systems, public school, public schools, teacher life, elementary school, primary school, junior high school, middle school, high school, secondary school
The Joads of Silicon Valley in Kiwis of Wrath
Tags:john steinbeck, steinbeck, books, book, book pun, book puns, pun, puns, literature, novel, novels, classic novel, classic novels, classic american novel, classic american novels, moving move, moved, movers, dust bowl, gentrification, silicon valley, gentrify, tech bubble, tech, migration, migrate, car, cars, auto, autos, overloaded, overload, overwhelmed, market crash, san francisco, san francisco bay, bay area
The Final Chapter.
Tags:old age, retirement, retiring, retires, retired, retirees, pensioner, pensioners, technology, technologies, confusion, confused, confusing, confuses, overwhelm, overwhelmed, misunderstand, misunderstanding, misunderstood, grandfather, grandfathers, grandparent, grandparents, grandpa, grandpas, mistake, mistakes, generation, generations
Godzilla vs. The Angry Movie Executives
Tags:kaiju, kaijus, monster, monsters, giant monster, giant monsters, battles, talking animal, talking animals, actor, actors, big budget, budget, exec, executive, executives, movie, movies, film, films, cinema, cinemas, box office, flop, box office flop, box-office, entertainment, failure, failed, battle, battled, argue, argued, antagonise, antagonise, threaten, threatened, versus, vs, anthro, anthropomorphic, anthropomorphism, hollywood, director, directors, producer, producers, sales, profit, profits, overwhelm, overwhelmed, gang up, ganged up
"Your mother and I are feeling overwhelmed, so you'll have to bring yourselves up."
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"Due to a bomb scare at Times Square, we're being held in the station. Please remain numb."
Tags:bomb scare, bomb scares, bomb threat, bomb threats, scare, scares, threat, threats, threatening, culture of fear, fear, fears, fearful, announcement, announcements, unrealistic, warning, warnings, warn, warns, subway, subways, transit, mass transit, rapid transit, terrorists, terrorism, numb, numbness, overwhelmed, overwhelming, new york, new yorker, new yorkers, post-9/11, 9/11, terrorist threat, terrorist threats, trauma, traumatic, modern life, modern world
'We use to tiptoe through the tulips. . . now we just waddle through the weeds.'
In and Out Box
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'I've got a huge backlog right now.'
"If you order that, you will impress me."
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'Still hard getting used to the office going paperless?'
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'Send in some plastic bubble wrap for me to pop.'