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"Let's switch. I'll make the policy, you implement it, and he'll explain it."
"You'll have to proceed without Mr. Larson. He looked back at the Reagan years and turned into a pillar of salt."
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'Are you aware that you have suffered irreparable pain and distress due to this company's discriminatory policies.'
"What's your policy on not exactly knowing what you're doing?"
'Um...Excuuuse me?! Apparently you've forgotten the household peacekeeping policy.'
'It's either the worst idea to attract new clients I've ever seen, or the best...'
"As I said earlier, Michelle, I won't answer questions about economic or foreign policy. I'm here to talk about my sexual escapades."
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"'Honesty is the best policy.' O.K.! Now, what's the second-best policy?"
"Just once I'd like to see us pass something on a voice vote."
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"Sorry, but I don't do stitches anymore. All stitches are now handled by Local 405 over at Bellevue."
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"Sounds a little like the 'party line' to me."
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"Company policy, as soon as your name goes on a door you get your own blood pressure cuff."
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"Our new insourcing policy means you'll be doing all the work."
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'The dollar fell against all major currencies this morning, and then, while getting up, bumped its head, REALLY HARD, on some sort of coffee table. I'm afraid that's all we have right now. Stay tuned for further updates.'
"It's not our policy to disclose details of a future operation."
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'Having undertaken a lengthy and comprehensive review of the issues surrounding the lack of progress in implementing the policy in question...'
'To put it simply, our policy just isn't complicated enough.'
'I'm sorry you were on hold so long, but I was finishing up a webinar on customer service.'
"I can assure you, madam, that our commitment to transparency will never inhibit our willingness to kick ass."
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'You shoulda checked the fine print in your HMO policy. First I have to deliver two pies over in Elmira, then I'll get you to Mercy Medical.'
'Bigger and better golden parachutes is not the kind of innovative proposals that will move our company forward.'
'The principal is busy right now, so I have to put you on hold. Would you like to hear our mission statement sung by the school chorus?'