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"I appreciate the overture, Nick, but I'm trying to cut down on after-work cocktails with Mr. Wrong."
Tags:colleague, colleagues, hitting on, hit on, ask out, asking out, overture, overtures, make a move, making a move, date, dating, dates, romance, office romance, office romances, workplace romance, workplace romances, put down, put downs, rejection, reject, rejects, rejecting, let down gently, mr wrong, wrong man, wrong match, bad match
'Always remember, Luke. This is the pros. When you win, they scratch you behind your ears. When you lose, they put you to sleep.'
Tags:dog, dogs, dog owner, dog owners, american football, american football player, american football players, treat, treats, scratch, put to sleep, put down, incentive, incentives, motivation, motivational, die, dies, dying, died, dead, kill, killed, kills, in the bleachers, bleachers, in the bleachers
'Sorry, I'm a doctor. If you want that looked at, you'll have to make an appointment like everyone else.'
"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
"For once, try not to act like a Neanderthal."
"I'm going to level with you, Tom. The rest of the marketing team wasn't sent upstate to live on a farm."
'I had my vet put down. He was over 23!'
"What part of 'neutered' don't you understand?"
"I'm not the decaf you ordered, you will never find a job, and you are sitting on gum."
"Say - are you that writer I keep not hearing anything about?"
'The good news is you scored 100 on your IQ test. The bad news is, 100 is the new moron.'
"...That translates as 'collapsing NHS allows war hero to die" - easy when you know how!"
A Mean O' Acid.
'You're not living up to your potential!'
Should've been routine. That was before the dog called and offered to pay twice as much to have the master put down.
'It's too bad they don't give a grade for courage. You'd get an 'A' for bringing this thing home.'
'A stone in your shoe? You've got FOURTEEN stones in your shoes!'
'Go away, get a life then come back'
"Good evening, I'm your date. Let me begin by saying I'm sorry I'm late, I'm sorry I'm bald and I'm sorry I'm short."
Tags:relationship, relationships, relationship issues, relationship problems, date, dates, dating, blind date, blind dates, bad date, bad dates, bad sign, red flag, put down, put downs, flaw, flaws, self-esteem, low self-esteem, self-confidence, low self-confidence, insecure, insecurities, nervous, anxious, anxiety, late, balding, bald, hair loss, short, height, alone, forever alone, single, singles, being single, desperate
"There are no words for the Olympian heights of my dizzying indifference to you."
'You don't have the muscles to buy a muscle car, dear.'
"I'd remind you not to fly too close to the sun, but no one's ever accused you of aiming too high, have they?"
Tags:icarus, daedalus, myth, myths, mythology, greek myth, greek myths, greek mythology, classicist, classicists, classics, ancient greece, aim high, aiming high, disappointment, disappointments, disappointing son, disappointed father, disappointed fathers, disappointed parents, disappointed parents, snide remark, snide remarks, put down, belittle, belittled, belittling, parent, parents
'Of course I value all of my employee's cost-cutting suggestions - just don't expect your ‘Top Down Clear-out Strategy' to be implemented any time soon!'
'Your mastery of the facts is no match for my opinion.'