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'I'm sorry sir, but your card was rejected...because it's ugly.'
"And, Cath- even if you say no, I want you to know that you'll always be the template."
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"Bad news, good news, sweetheart - the court rejected your appeal, but the networks are fighting to option it."
"I'd love to spend more time with you, Jason, but you're not on my fall schedule."
Tags:dates, date, schedule, schedules, busy, business woman, bad relationship, bad relationships, business women, businesswoman, businesswomen, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, workaholic, workaholics, workaholism, reject, rejects, rejected, rejection business man, business men, businessman, businessmen, businessperson, couple, couples
"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
Rejected Spice Girls.
"No." "Nooooo". "Noooooooooo."
Tags:loan, loans, loan refusal, mortgage, mortgages, banker, bankers, banking, bank, banks, harmony, harmonise, reject, rejected, rejection, harmonising, barbershop quartet, bank loan, bank loans, singing, singer, singers, credit score, credit scores, loan company, loan companies, modern life, modern times
"I'm going to stay 'on-message'. 'No'"
"We'll always have the food court."
"We can't imagine what a spider thinks, Louisa, because it's a whole different life style."
Tags:parent, parents, mother, mothers, mum, mums, mom, moms, parenting, parenthood, child, kid, kids, child, daughter, childhood, spider, spiders, spiders web, spiders webs, spider's webs, spider's webs, life style, life styles, daughter, daughters, imagine, imagination, let down, let-down, reject, rejected, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, insect, insects, arachnid, arachnids, identity, individual identity, identities, sociology, theory of mind, levels of mind, empathy, empathize, empathise, empathizing, empathising, relate, relating
"I'm fond of you, Dave, I really am, but you're just not tough enough on crime."
"What's the matter? Not puffy enough for you?"
"I'm sorry, but Mr. Barclay is not putting up with people like you anymore."
Tags:secretary, secretaries, pa, pas, personal assistant, personal assistants, gatekeeper, the gatekeepers, business meeting, business meetings, insult, insults, insulted, insulting, passing on the message, the messenger, reject, rejected, rejects, executives, executive, business executives, business executive, manager, managers, boss, bosses, business manager, business managers
"I'm sorry, but you didn't recognize me as the Messiah when I had braces and glasses."
Tags:braces, glasses, nerd, nerds, nerdy, nerdiness, late bloomer, late bloomers, rejection, rejections, rejecting, cool, coolness, popular, popular kid, popularity, popular kids, unpopular, class reunion, class reunions, reunion, reunions, glasses, messiah, messiahs, christ, jesus christ, christian, christians, christianity, recognition, recognize, recognizes, recognizing, cool kid, cool kids, loser, losers, reject, rejects, rejection, rejections
"That's O.K., Dad. I think I'll do with the ambient waterfall sounds tonight."
"By the way, HarperCollins decided your book did not warrant publication."
Tags:writer, writers, novel, novella, novels, novel writing, poem, poet, poetry, poets, poetic, literature, literary, word play, play on words, ironic, irony, author, authors, authored, book, books, book lover, writing, should be writing, you should be writing, manuscript, artistic, artist, artists, art, arts, culture, cultured, writer's block, bookworm, book worm, bookworms, book worm, book, books, novel, novels, library, librarians, librarian, book lover, book lovers, literature, literary, lit, lit major, read, reading, avid reader, readers, reader, novel, novels, novelist, novelists, critic, everyone's a critic, critical, criticise, criticize, rejection, rejected, reject, rejects, hell, hellish, hells, satan, satanic, devil, the devil, devils, demon, demons, punished, punishments, religious imagery
"Like I could date a guy from Notre Dame."
Tags:notre dame, notre dame college, college, colleges, american college, american colleges, hunchback, hunchback of notre dame, novel, novels, french novel, french novels, classic novel, classic novels, victor hugo, hugo, date, dating, dates, rejection, rejected, reject, snobby, snobs, snob, picky, difficult to please
"I think what it finally comes down to is that I can not do business with skinny leather ties!"
Tags:tie, ties, leather tie, leather ties, tacky, tackiness, faux pas, fashion faux pas, snob, snobs, fashion snob, fashion snobs, business dress, men's fashion, suit, suits, business suit, business suits, dress code, dress codes, attire, upper class, upper classes, elitist, elitists, business elite, business elites, boys club, boys clubs, reject, rejects, rejection, rejections
"I'm not going to say any more, Francis. It's your face, and it was your mustache."
Tags:date, dates, dating, first date, first dates, blind date, blind dates, advice, friend, friends, reject, rejected, rejection, brother, brothers, mustache, mustaches, moustache, moustaches, facial hair, fashion, fashions, fashionable, out of style, out of fashion, style, styles, stylish, men, manbar, bars, pub, pubs, drink, drinks, drinking, alcohol, cocktail, cocktails
"The people in my new novel have started rejecting print media. That's a bad omen."
Tags:writer, writers, author, authors, writing, book, books, novel, novels, print media, media, character, characters, fictional character, fictional characters, bad omen, bad sign, bad omens, bad signs, reject, rejecting, rejection, rejections, magazine, magazines, tabloid, tabloids, periodical, newspaper, newspapers, publication, publications, out-of-work, unemployment, technology, modern life