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"It's as big a turnout as we could manage, Sire. There's so much cynicism these days."
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'I went through all one hundred and fifty channels and not a single thing on. So what the heck, want to talk?'
Tags:television, televisions, lazy, husband, husbands, couple, couples, wife, wives, channel, channels, want to talk, last resort, read, reading, reader, readers, reads, reluctant, reluctancy, bad husband, communication, communicate, talk, talking, talks, talked, speak, speaking, speaks, the flying mccoys, flying mccoys
A mouse looks at a crossword puzzle and sighs
Tags:mouse, mice, maze, mazes, mouse maze, mouse mazes, mouse maze experiment, mouse maze experiments, experiment, experiments, puzzle, puzzles, crossword, crosswords, crossword puzzle, crossword puzzles, hard, hard puzzle, difficult puzzle, hard puzzles, difficult puzzles, reluctant, reluctance, sigh, sighing, sighs, sighed
"Is there a discount for someone who doesn't want to see the movie?"
'We're out of water, Jack. Time to go back up the hill to fetch a pail.'
"It's time for us to go back to Sixty-fifth and Third, Richard."
"Could you give me a little push?"
Tags:morning, mornings, monday, mondays, monday morning, monday mornings, offices, office job, office jobs, office work, reluctant, reluctance, office worker, office workers, desk job, desk jobs, daily grind, the daily grind, rat race, the rat race, little push, encouragement, persuasion, lazy, laziness
'I'm convinced that Sims is on performance reducing drugs.'
"I still say we pull it and deal with the consequences of its being a false alarm when they come."
"Well? Are you with us?"
"Whoa! That's a little clingy."
Tags:clingy, smother, smothers, smothering, cold feet, reluctant, reluctance, runaway bride, wedding, weddings, wedding vow, weddings vows, bride, brides, groom, grooms, marriage vow, marriage vows, worry, worries, worrying, paranoia, second thought, second thoughts, engagement, engagements, engaging, fear of commitment, commitment phobia, commitment phobias, commitment phobic, wedding ceremony, wedding ceremonies, minister, ministers, vicar, vicars, priest, priests, officiator, officiators, marriage ceremony, marriage ceremonies, gender stereotype
"Honey, you're doing that thing again where you stare into space and wonder how I talked you into leaving the house."
Tags:introvert, introverts, spacy, spaced, space out, spaced out, zone out, zoned out, reluctant, reluctance, reluctantly, introversion, loner, loners, staring, stare, stared, husband, husbands, wives, wife, married, marriage, married life, anxious, homebody, stay home, anxiety, social anxiety, dinner party, social, socialise, antisocial, anti social, anti-social, extrovert, opposites attract, bored, boring, boredom, bored to death
"Speeding? Impossible. I'm on my way to my tax audit!"
"It's his first day of school!"
Tags:school, schools, teachers, students, schooling, classroom, classrooms, educator, educators, teacher, teaching, student, schoolmaster, pupil, cry, crying, grief, first, day, job, career, education, educator, reluctant, reluctance, children, empathetic, empathy, apprehension, apprehensive, anxious, worry, despair, despairing, balling, tearful, start of school, starting school, first day back, summer holidays, summer vacation
'Time to do your homework... Time to do your homework...'
Tags:motherhood, parenthood, childhood, reluctant, making life easier, simple living, chores, kids, children, school, school children, schoolwork, schooling, discipline, nagging, homework, class assignments, education, robots, artificial intelligence, ai, robotic help, domestic help, domestics, domestic robots, robotics, electronics, parenting
"...and if anyone objects to joining this couple in holy matrimony, let him speak now..."
'Waiter, your tip is getting cold.'
I don't think I'm ready yet for the information age.
Tags:school readiness, not ready, reluctant, hesitant, slow learner, slow learners, information age, information, data, data age, school anxiety, first grade, first day, first day of school, learning disability, uncertainty, overwhelm, overwhelming, knowledge, learning, education, educating, information technology, information, computerisation, computerization, digitalisation, digitalization, computer age, digital age, it, communication technology, electronic age
'I think we're going to need a compliance officer for these.'
Tags:moses, ten commandments, bible, biblical stories, old testament, hebrews, jews, laws, officer, compliance, comply, compliant, issues, policy, policies, procedures, integrity, cco, regulations, rules, commands, religion, follower, followers, following, disciples, religious, reluctance, reluctant, adhere
'How can I be sure you're not better off not knowing?'
'These won't go over very well with the grass roots...'
'He didn't want to come so I had to drag him here.'
Boy looking inside a book.
"Look here, Watson, everybody has to retire sometime."