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'I'm sorry sir, but your card was rejected...because it's ugly.'
'I'm sorry Adam, but you're ugly... I mean we all are, but especially you.'
"I'm sorry, Susie, but right now we're not in the market for a 'kiss and tell' book."
Tags:book, books, literature, kiss-and-tell, kiss and tell, publishing, publisher, publishers, publishing house, publishing houses, publishing company, publishing companies, editor, editors, writer, writers, author, authors, child author, child authors, young writer, young writers, young author, young authors, rejection, rejected, rejections, market, market, not in the market, uninterested, sorry, apologising, apologizing, apology, apologies, bookseller, booksellers
Tags:gender issue, gender issues, gender inequality, female product, female products, supermarket, supermarkets, shopping isle, shopping isles, supermarket isle, supermarket isles, restricted, restriction, restrictions, discrimination, discriminating, food shop, food shopping, the food shops, reject, rejected, rejection, rejections, targeted branding, branding, marketing, target market, target markets, consumerism
"My donation to the DNC had been returned."
"You are about to experience something rare in your life, Stan—rejection."
Tags:relationship, relationships, relationship issues, relationship problems, dating, date, dates, couple, couples, boyfriend, boyfriends, girlfriends, rejection, rejected, rejecting, experience, experiences, new, rare, women, woman, breakup, breakups, breaking up, break up, break ups, break-up, break-ups, dumped, dumping
"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
Rejected Spice Girls.
"Ah, Miss Bergdall, your headache seems much better!"
Tags:dating, dates, first dates, spurned lover, spurned suitor, rejected, rejection, let down gently, dumped, dumpee, stalking, stalks, stalker, laying in wait, catching out, caught out, 1940s high society, high society, vintage, vintage cartoon, vintage cartoons, 1940s, headache, headaches, excuses, bad excuses, bad excuse, excuse
"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 appreciate your offer, but I was really hoping to marry a doctor."
Tags:fairytale, fairytales, fairy tale, fairy tales, children's story, children's stories, story, stories, literature, children's literature character, characters, fictional character, fictional characters, prince charming, prince, princes, royal, royalty, cinderella, glass slipper, proposing, proposal, proposals, marriage proposals, rejected, rejection, marriage, marriages, doctor, doctors, career, job, jobs, relationship, relationships, relationship issues, relationship problems, holding out, unacceptable, unsatisfactory, unsatisfied, shallow, hard to please
"Dear Author: Thank you so much for giving us the opportunity to reject your work."
Tags:writer, writers, writing, author, authors, book, books, novel, novels, literature, manuscript, manuscripts, draft, drafts, publisher, publishers, publishing, editor, editors, publishing company, publishing companies, publishing house, publishing industry, rejected, rejection, rejection letter, rejection letters, thank you letter, thank you letters
"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 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
"What's the matter? Not puffy enough for you?"
"I'm not proposing marriage, but I'm not ruling it out, either."
"He could have been the national bird, but that was a long, long time ago."
Tags:bar, bars, pub, pubs, bartender, bartenders, server, servers, barkeep, barkeeps, barkeeper, barkeepers, patron, patrons, customer, customers, drink, drinks, drinking, drinking alcohol, alcohol, alcoholic, drunk, drunks, inebriated, intoxicated, liquor, booze, national bird, animal, animals, bird, birds, turkey, turkeys, thanksgiving, mental health, ego, self-esteem, self-confidence, depressed, rejected, united states, us, u.s., united states of america, usa, u.s.a., america, american, bald eagle, politics, government, governments
Tags:new york, new york city, ny, n.y., nyc, n.y.c., i <3 ny, spade, spades, diamond, diamonds, club, clubs, i heart ny, i heart new york, manhattan, advert, advertising, souvenir, souvenirs, merchandise, marketing, advertise, ad, ads, design, designs, sales, sale, deck, deck of cards, pack of cards, slogan, slogans, rejected, rejections, prototype, prototypes
"O.K. How about I throw in a necklace, too?"
Tags:relationship, relationships, relationship issues, relationship problems, couple, couples, boyfriend, boyfriends, girlfriends, proposal, proposals, marriage proposals, down on one knee, proposing, engagement ring, engagement rings, popping the question, ring, rings, necklace, necklaces, jewelry, jewellery, accessory, accessories, rejected, rejection
"That's O.K., Dad. I think I'll do with the ambient waterfall sounds tonight."
"Marry you? Why I wouldn't even vote to let you into my co-op."
"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