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"And, Cath- even if you say no, I want you to know that you'll always be the template."
"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
Rejected Spice Girls.
"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
"I'm going to stay 'on-message'. 'No'"
"I'm fond of you, Dave, I really am, but you're just not tough enough on crime."
"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
"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
"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
"Polly doesn't want THAT cracker."
Tags:parrot, parrots, bird, birds, talking parrot, talking parrots, talking bird, talking birds, factory, factories, cracker, crackers, factory worker, factory workers, picky, picky eater, annoying, annoy, annoyed, annoys, choosy, nitpicker, nitpick, fussy, beggars can't be choosers, production, quality control, quality check, quality, food, foods, reject, rejects, rejection, rejections, rejected
"I thought it was a living, breathing company policy."
Tags:executive, executives, reject, rejects, business executive, rejected, rejection, rejections, business executives, disrespect, disrespectful, ignored, ignoring, company policy, company policies, manager, managers, business manager, business managers, boss, bosses, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes
"Give us a few days and we'll call to tell you we've given the job to someone else."
Tags:recruit, recruiting, recruitment, recruitment officer, recruitment officers, hiring manager, hiring managers, interviewer, interviewee, interview, interviews, sugar coat, sugar coating, sugar coated, sugar coats, reject, rejects, rejection, rejecting, rejections, rejected, hire, hiring, job, jobs, hr department, human resources, human resourcing, hr, office, offices
Tags:owl, owls, wise owl, wise owls, wise old owl, wise old owls, elitist, elitists, academic, academics, academician, academicians, crow, crows, call out, calling out, called out, calls out, right wing populism, left wing populism, populism, populist, populists, political standpoint, political standpoints, populist movement, populist movements, rejecting, reject, rejects, rejected, elites, elite
"Little bastard played you like a video game."
Tags:boyfriend, boyfriends, sweetheart, sweethearts, crush, crushes, growing up, child rearing, kid, kids, child, getting played, video game, video games, reject, rejects, rejected, rejection, rejections, computer game, computer games modern kid, modern kids, modern child, modern children, played me like a fiddle, idiom, idioms, expression, expressions
The Last Smoker
Tags:smoker, smokers, smoking, healthy living, unhealthy, bad habit, bad habits, social outcast, social outcasts, dangerous habit, dangerous habits, spectacle, spectacles, endangered, endangered species, museum, museums, gallery, galleries, reject, rejected, rejects, lung, lungs, lung cancer, second-hand smoke, second hand smoke, shs, ets, environmental tobacco smoke, sidestream smoke, smoking area, smoking areas, ban smoking, no smoking, no smoking areas
"'Bad dog, bad dog,' she said. 'We should have gotten a cat."
Tags:dog, dogs, puppy, puppies, pet dog, pet dogs, dog lover, dog lovers, pet, bad dog, competition, cat, cats, cats and dogs, the competition, pets, dog owner, dog owners, mans best friend, man's best friend, reject, rejects, rejection, rejections, rejected, heartbroken, therapy, therapists, therapist, counselor, counselors, counseling, counsellor, counsellors, counselling, psychology, psychologist, psychologists, psychiatry, psychiatrist, psychiatrists, psychoanalysis
'My pitch was going great until I let my guard down and somebody managed to squeeze a word in edgewise!'
"I don't need good beach reading, Ma. I need good prison reading."
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"What about the redemptive power of my art?"
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Ed had planned to leave his body to science, but science was contesting the will