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"Now I can talk on the phone and trample people to death at the same time."
"It's O. J. Simpson. He wants to know if we can spare a couple of minutes of our time."
'I said... SPEAK UP!'
"Nice work- let's take a quick social-media break."
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"Hey! Pay-per-view here, if you and your mother don't mind."
Tags:tv, watching tv, pay-per-view tv, television, watching a movie, watching a film, noise, noisey, unwanted noise, unwanted distractions, on the phone, phoning, calling, calling your mom, calling mom, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, phone, phonecall, couple, couples, argument, arguing, angry husband, passive aggression, passive aggressive, family, families, dysfunctional families
"You mean on housecalls you actually go to the house?"
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'This is the voice mailbox of Rip Van Winkle. You have forty seven thousand two hundred and six messages...'
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'Thank you for calling the beaver institute. All our representatives are busy, but what did you expect?'
"No, you're not disturbing me, Herb. I'm up with the chickens this morning."
'Seriously! My parents say they remember when all you could do with a cell phone was make calls.'
'Honk if you love Jesus, text whilst you drive if you want to meet him.'
"You know I hate when you check your messages at the table."
Tags:phone, phones, phoning, phoned, cell, cells, cellphone, cellphones, mobile, mobiles, smartphone, smartphones, messages, message, text, texts, pigeon, pigeons, check, checking, carrier pigeons, homing pigeons, homing pigeons, rude, rudeness, comparison, compare, olden days, messaged, manner, manners, absurd
"Gotta hang up. My soap's on."
"I'm getting on the train." "I'm on the train." "I'm getting off the train."
"Hi...I was just phoning to see if you got my e-mail?"
'This is the Suicide Hot-Line... please hold.'
'I've finally gotten him to come when I call.'
'Thank you for calling our customer help centre. We are open 24 hours, to serve you, but not continuously. Please call back later.'
"One moment, please, while I put you on character building hold."
Tags:on hold, put on hold, phone, phones, phoning, telephone, telephones, receptionist, receptionists, pa, personal assistant, personal assistants, reception, receptions, switchboard, switchboards, character building, instructive beneficial, patronising, patronise, patronised, patronizing, patronize, patronized
'Welcome to homework helpline. For help with science press 2. For help with math,press the square root of nine.'
'No wonder I'm failing Math. I'm just no good with numbers. Even when I called the math homework helpline, I got the wrong number.'
'Regarding the job opening, we received your voice mail...and we don't care for your voice.'
'I phone therefore I am.'
Pick up, pick up, pick up, pick up, pick up, pick up....