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'Sun got in my eyes? Wind got hold of it? Struggling with 'Personal issues'?..'
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Gretchen encounters the mother of all SAT questions.
Tags:sat, exam, exams, test, tests, america, american, americans, reasoning, scholastic aptitude test, sophomore, sophomores, junior, juniors, senior, seniors, difficult, impossible, hard, question, questions, college, colleges, admission, admissions, testing, math, maths, mathematics, close to home
The Dawn of Reason.
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"This call may be recorded for sentimental reasons."
'This isn't a BREAKTHROUGH, Colbert! This is a CIRCULAR REASONING! All you've done here is re-state our original objective.'
"Should I rationalize or backpedal?"
Tags:boss, bosses, manager, managers, executive, executives, business manager, business managers, business executive, business executive, offend, offended, offending, take offence, taking offence, bad manager, bad manager, hierarchy, hierarchies, office hierarchies, office hierarchy, backpedal, backpedaling, excuse, excuses, rationalise, rationalising, rationalize, rationalizing, reason, reasoning
"When I said to convince him of the need for change I was hoping you'd use the seductive power of reason and logic!"
"Spare me the commentary."
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"We've decided to express our concern for the environment by redecorating."
Tags:environment, concern, concerned, concerns, global warming, rich, aristocrat, aristocrats, aristocracy, coffee, afternoon tea, redecorate, redecorates, redecorating, interior design, interior designers, express, expressing, counter-intuitive, gossip, gossips, gossiping, illogical, nonsensical, unenvironmentally friendly, contradict, contradiction, contradictory, excuse, reason, reasoning, reasonable
'Let's throw them off balance by reasoning with them.'
'Intelligence is spotting the flaw in the boss's reasoning. Wisdom is refraining from pointing it out'
'Sorry I'm late. Couldn't find a parking space so I crashed into the building.'
'. . . It's not about whether you win or lose, it's about how big a college scholarship you get.'
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"Some hacker from an obscure university in China ate my homework."
Tags:excuse, excuses, reason, reasons, reasoning, making excuses, teacher, teachers, teaching, student, students, dog ate my homework, homework, schoolwork, classwork, assignment, assignments, kid, kids, child, children, hacker, hackers, computer hacker, internet hackers, school, schoolchildren, elementary, primary, secondary, education, educating, educate, learn, learning
In a Quandary
'Why don't you just pick the golfball and take the penalty!'
'Mental note to self...wait a minute...I don't have the brain capacity for that.'
'...I thought maybe your brain had developed the ability to reason before mine.'
"Either the President's in town or they're selling zeppoles on Seventh Avenue."
Tags:traffic, traffic jam, traffic jams, road rage, drive, driving, driver, drivers, car, cars, automobile, automobiles, taxi, taxis, cab, cabs, cab driver, cab drivers, taxi driver, taxi drivers, presidential visit, reasons, reasoning, excuse, excuses, zeppoles, zeppole, pastry, pastries, dessert, desserts, fried dough, fried dough ball, fried dough balls, food, foods, street food
"Why can't you be more like Stella's husband? He learned to reason yesterday."
"But I'm conducting an experiment: will the twentieth cookie taste as good as the first?"
'She's trying to reason with the snow.'
"As usual, you're confusing your right to have an opinion with having your opinion respected."
Tags:opinion, opinions, opinionated, respect, respected, respectful, religion, religions, religious, religious people, frenemies, frenemy, rivalry, rival, rivals, irreverent, irreverence, mocking, mock, sarcasm, sarcastic, precocious, precociousness, kid, kids, atheist, atheists, atheism, skeptic, skeptics, skepticism, skeptical, science vs religion, science versus religion, faith versus reason, faith vs reason, reason, reasoning, scientific evidence, alternative facts
Victoria's pre-marriage questionnaire continues...'Can I get input from the guys at the bar on this one?'
"When God does not answer a prayer, he has a good reason."