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"You look as if you don't expect fireworks, you act as if you don't expect fireworks, you say you don't expect fireworks. But something tells me you expect fireworks."
"These are your friends the Erskines, sir. Madam kisses both of them. You kiss her and you shake his hand. Then you wink and say, 'Hey, how about those Yankees?' "
Tags:butler, butlers, etiquette, etiquettes, good manners, bad manners, manner, manners, greeting, greetings, announcement, announcements, cocktail party, cocktail parties, dinner party, dinner parties, party guest, party guests, cocktail party, cocktail parties, small talk, social skill, social skills, socialising, socializing
"If we don't go, do you suppose anyone is going to assume we weren't invited?"
Tags:invite, invites, invitation, invitations, party, parties, dinner party, dinner parties, social party, social event, social events, party guest, party guests, popularity, popularity contest, socializing, socialising, socialise, socializes, unpopular, unpopularity, keeping up appearances, keep up appearances, snob, snobs, elitism, elitist, elitists, social circle, social circles
"I'm worried. He's lost interest in absolutely everything except the Stamford Mall."
Tags:shopaholic, shopaholics, shopping addict, shopping addicts, shop, shops, store, stores, addict, addicts, shopping, addiction, addictions, mall, malls, consumerism, consumer, consumers, party, parties, party guest, party guests, single minded, single-minded, single-mindedness, single mindedness, shopping mall, shopping malls
"You'll never believe who's here."
Tags:house party, house parties, party, parties, party guest, party guests, melville, herman melville, moby dick, captain ahab, ahab, white whale, white whales, literature, american literature, novel, novels, book, books, literary reference, literature lover, literature lovers, enemy, enemies, obsession, obsessions
"What might you have written that I might say I've read?"
Tags:cocktail party, cocktail parties, cocktail, cocktails, martini, martinis, dinner party, dinner parties, party guest, party guests, socialize, socialise, socialising, socializing, social skill, social skills, author, authors, novelist, novelists, writer, writers, literary ambition, literary ambitions, small talk, small-talk, small talks
"Try not to get irrepressible."
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"Hi, I'm Todd Harnik and I'm in over my head, right?"
"Ah – the good, the bad, and the god-awful."
'I suffer. What do you do?'
"I've got to take this. It's somebody at a much better party."
Tags:party, parties, dull, boring, better, phone, phones, cellphone, cellphones, cell phone, cell phones, mobile phone, mobile phones, smart phone, smart phones, smartphone, smartphones, phone call, phone calls, call, calls, calling, incoming call, incoming calls, rude, bad manners, impolite, guest, guests, party guest, party guests, cocktail party, cocktail parties, modern life
"It's Lida Bascom's husband - he's frightfully unhappy."
"Just a heads up, folks. Our son is looking for his pet snake, so if you see him, he answers to 'Skippy'."
Tags:party, parties, pet, pets, herpetology, herpetologist, herpetologists, snake, snakes, reptile, reptiles, snake owner, snake owners, snake lover, snake lovers, heads up, party guest, party guests, snake phobia, snake phobias, ophiophobia, ophiophobic, ophiophobics, ophiophobe, ophiophobes, ophidiophobia, ophidiophobe, ophidiophobes, ophidiophobic, ophidiophobics
Party Crash Test Dummies.
Early Life Forms.
"Bob just came directly from work."
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"Another helping of pretentiousness, anyone?"
"I think we've satisfied all our basic needs."
'The Ambassador will not be pleased, Madame.'
"We really must be going. Phillip has an uncanny sense of when to leave a party."
Tags:party, parties, social event, social events, cocktail party, cocktail parties, unsocial, unsociable, anti social, introvert, introverts, insult, insults, party guest, party guests, instinct, instincts, following your instincts, insult, insults, insulted, bad party, bad parties, boring party, boring parties
"I told you not to invite that guy!"
"This party sucks! I thought there were going to be swimmers!"
'Somebody spiked the punch!'
'As long as I stand here I'm safe. . . no stress. . . no pressure. . . no need to impress. . . I can just relax and be who I am. . .'