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"It probably wouldn't have worked out anyway."
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Shoulda. Woulda. Coulda.
"Should I rationalize or backpedal?"
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"I said to myself, 'Maybe I can't change the world, but I can remodel my bathroom.' "
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'Harrison will make the hard decisions and Dunwoody will rationalize them.'
"That should read $20.00. I'd make the correction, but I don't want to be accused of price-fixing."
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"I tried some in college, but I never inhaled."
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"I'm going for a swim. Wanna come?"
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C'mon, Gurkenman! You worked here for decades, and at your age a permanent employment contract won't pay anyway."
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'Cable's not so expensive if you pro-rate the 180 channels we never watch.'
'We're looking for creative, inventive minds that can rationalize anything we do.'
'That poor boy is afraid of his own shadow.'
'Here it reads: 'I'm the last employee. Even the caretaker and the cleaning women got rationalized away. The air condition doesn't...' Then, it breaks up.'
'There, there - don't think of Harold as being dead. Just think of him as being perfectly hedged for perpetuity.'
'I've proved to the company I can make the tough rationalizations.'
"I drink this because I really like the flavor of getting drunk."
"With great power comes great responsibility. But that second part's suuuper easy to rationalize away."
"With all due respect, instead of the phrase 'bank robbery,' we request the alleged incident be referred to as an 'Elmore Leonard moment!'"
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