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"Officer, everything in the world is bothering me."
Tags:police report, police reports, complaint, complain, complains, complaining, annoyance, annoyances, grievance, grievances, patrol, patrols, patrolling, bother, bothers, bothering, petty, pettiness, officer, officers, patrol officer, patrol officers, local police, police department, police departments, waste of time, wastes of time
"I don't speak Yoga. I speak Pilates."
Tags:yoga, yoga class, yoga classes, pilates, pilate class, pilate classes, modern life, health fad, health fads, health trend, health trends, foreign language, foreign languages, disagreement, disagreements, difference of opinion, differences of opinion, middle class, middle classes, middle class life, middle age, middle aged, petty, pettiness, cocktail party, cocktail parties
"Last chance - take back what you said about my wife."
Tags:spat, spats, argument, arguments, argue, arguing, king, kings, monarch, monarchs, royal, royals, royalty, divine right, divine right of kings, war, wars, warring, fight, fights, fighting, overreaction, overreact, overreacting, medieval, chivalry, chivalrous, insult, insulting, insults, insulted, toxic masculinity, army, armies, battle, battles, battling, petty, petty dispute, pettiness
"Do you ever have days when you can't seem to rise above petty politics?"
"You've let more than your Met membership slip, haven't you, Lorna?"
Tags:letting it slip, let slip, let go, losing, losing it, art, art galleries, middle-class, middle-classes, middle class, middle classes, cocktails, cocktail, drinks, drink, spiteful, spiteful comments, denigrate, denegrating, pettiness, petty comments, put-down, put down, put-downs, put downs, middle-class put-downs, middle class put down, frenemies, rivelry, friendship, friends
"If we die, I want you to know Tim. I'm still super pi**ed you told Karen that I hooked up with Angela."
Tags:endangered species, endangered animal, endangered animals, extinction, extinctions, extinct, diplodocus, dino, dinos, dinosaur, dinosaurs, petty grievance, petty grievances, petty, pettiness, gossip, gossips, gossiping, gossiper, gossipers, gossiped, rumour, rumours, rumor, rumors, asteroid strike, asteroid, meteor, meteors, asteroids, private life, privacy
"Agreed. We'll reduce our arsenal of insults, jibes and grievances by one-third but will be permitted to stockpile them for use should the need arise."
Tags:therapist, therapists, therapy, counselor, counselors, counseling, counsellor, counsellors, counselling, insult, insults, insulting, jibe, jibes, grievance, grievances, petty, pettiness, bad relationship, bad relationships, mismatch, mismatches, mismatching, couple, couples, stockpile, stockpiles, stockpiling, save up, saves up, saving up, weapon, weapons, nuclear weapons, nuclear arsenal, nuclear arsenals, disagreement, disagreements, disagreeing, treaty, treaties, accord, accords, peace accord, peace accords, negotiate, negotiates, negotiating, negotiation, negotiations, peace, bicker, bickers, bickering, fight, fights, fighting, war, wars, warring, couple, couples
"O.K., if you can't see your way to giving me a pay raise, how about giving Parkerson a pay cut?"
Tags:work, office, offices, boss, boss, pay, pay raise, pay raises, pay increase, pay increases, pay rise, pay rises, pay cut, pay cuts, pay negotiation, negotiating pay, pay, colleague, colleagues, workplace competition, competition, envy, envious, jealous, jealousy, workplace jealousy, petty, pettiness
"No one whose name is pronounced that way lives here."
Tags:name, names, surname, surnames, stubborn, stubbornness, self important, self importance, self-important, self-importance, petty, pettiness, cold call, cold calls, cold caller, cold callers, telemarketing, telemarketer, telemarketers, first world problems, insult, insults, frustration, frustrations
"It's your tallyman. He's tallied your bananas."
Tags:tally, keeping tally, tallying, tallied, tallyman, tallymen, message, passing on a message, phone, phones, phone call, call, calls, calling, pettiness, petty, being petty keeping score, relationship, relationships, insults, insulting, catty remarks, side comment, snide comments, snarky comment, snarky comments, marital issues, arguing, argument, passive aggression, passive aggressive, husband, husbands, wife, wives
"It's not enough that we succeed. Cats must also fail."
"This is just the kind of thing healthcare reform should be trying to stop."
Tags:healthcare, healthcare reform, health care reforms, reform, reforms, stop, stops, stopping, stopped, injection, injections, doctor, doctors, inject, injecting, injected, injects, politics, awareness, petty, pettiness, phobia, phobic, trypanophobia, trypanophobias, trypanophobic, needle, needles
"If he can't get Yard of the Month, he'd rather just burn it."
Tags:yard, yards, award, awards, award season, proud, pride, lawn, lawns, lawn care, lawn maintenance, maintenance, maintaining, accomplishment, accomplishments, perfectionist, perfectionists, perfectionism, torch, torches, burn, burns, burning, jealous, jealousy, real estate, garden, gardens, front yard, front yards, front garden, front gardens, petty, pettiness, personal property, yardwork, chore, chores, mow the lawn, mowing the lawn, award season
The Lives of the SaintsThis Week: Frieda Witherspoon
Tags:spoof, spoofs, parody, parodies, sarcasm, sarcastic, saint, saints, saintly, modern, modern life, modern world, modernity, tech, technology, religion, religious, religious imagery, sainthood, routine, daily routine, routines, pay it forward, inconvenient, inconvenience, inconveniences, inconvenienced, petty, pettiness, effort, efforts, hard, hard work, do your best
"Oh, Herb. Not Another Open Letter To Miley Cyrus."
Tags:media, open letter, public, publicity, public image, critic, everyone's a critic, notes, note, noting, review, reviews, improve, improvement, improvements, critique, critiqued, critiquing, critiques, criticise, criticism, criticisms, critical, cross examine, cross-examined, open letter, open letters, letter, letters, celeb, celebrity, celebrities, opinion, opinionate, troll, trolling, internet, internet outrage, outraged, slut shaming, slut-shaming, angry, anger, petty, pettiness, men, obsessed
"I'll be damned if I'll agree with anybody who has a tiny umbrella in his drink."
Tags:tiny umbrella, tiny umbrellas, little umbrella, little umbrellas, cocktail umbrella, cocktail umbrellas, insult, insults, insulted, drinking, social drinking, cocktail, cocktails, the economy, economy, economics, argue, arguing, argument, arguments, stubborn, stubbornness, petty, pettiness, political opinion, political opinions
"O.K. So when we have a party, we won't ask them."
Tags:party, parties, big party, big parties, left out, neglect, neglected, social politics, revenge, getting revenge, odd one out, revenge, getting revenge, getting your own back, petty, pettiness, social slight, social slights, middle age, middle aged, middle-age, middle-age, suburbs, suburb, suburbia, suburban life
"I guess the point I'm trying to make is, calling the committee on Progress and Evolution a bunch of know-it-all nincompoops might have felt good when you said it, but..."
Clash Of The Titans
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"Isn't it sort of great when it turns out a couple like that really was too good to be true?"
Tags:relationship, relationships, marriage, married, husband, husbands, wife, wives, spouse, spouses, couple, couples, men, man, woman, women, gossip, gossiping, gossiper, gossipers, talking trash, trash talk, trash talking, talking smack, smack talk, smack talking, rumor, rumors, rumour, rumours, petty, pettiness
"Then maybe you should just tell me what you want for your birthday instead of saying you don't care."
US UK trade talks
"Just let me know if you want me to contribute to the relationship."
Tags:imbalance, imbalanced, relationship problem, relationship problems, communicate, communicates, communicating, communication, communication problem, communication problems, communication breakdown, communication breakdowns, snipe, snipes, sniping, argument, arguments, petty, pettiness, disagreement, disagreements, disagree, disagrees, disagreeing, contribute, contributes, contributing, contribution, contributions, married life, married lives, passive aggressive, sarcasm, sarcastic, grievance, grievances
"I took your vitamins."
"If we die, I want you to know Tim. I'm still super pissed you told Karen that I hooked up with Angela."
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