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"What have you been up to?"
Tags:tall tale, tall tales, long story, long stories, tale, tales, story, stories, come home late, coming home late, wife, wives, scold, scolds, scolding, nag, nags, nagging, return home, returning home, suspicious, suspicion, suspicions, police line, police lines, husband, husbands, late night, late nights, late, tardy, tardiness, punctual, punctuality
"Act your birth order!"
Tags:child, children, baby, babies, kid, kids, sibling, siblings, older sibling, older siblings, younger sibling, younger sibling, older child, older children, younger child, younger children, age, act your age, immature, birth order, family, families, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, raising a child, raising children, grow up, mother, mothers, mom, moms, mum, mums, motherhood, scold, scolding, tell off, telling off
"You just don't get it, do you?"
Tags:harpy, harpies, minotaur, minotaurs, myth, myths, mythological creature, mythological creatures, scold, scolds, scolding, admonish, admonishes, admonishing, relationship, relationship problem, relationship problems, relationship difficulty, relationship difficulties, spat, spats, argument, arguments, arguing, fight, fights, fighting, row, rows, rowing
"I've told you not to do that!"
"Well, I hope you're happy, Mr. Science Genius. Now you've killed your little sister."
Tags:science kit, science kits, genius, geniuses, child prodigy, child prodigies, sisters, brother, brothers, chemist, chemists, chemistry, chemistry set, chemistry sets, test, tests, experiment, experiments, science experiment, science experiments, poison, poisons, poisoning, toxic, toxic gas, toxic gases, toxic gasses, carbon monoxide, accident, accidents, scold, scolds, scolding, manslaughter, murder, murders, murderer, murderers, mad scientist, mad scientists
"If you're not a good boy, Santa will bring you only educational toys."
Tags:kid, kids, child, children, son, sons, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, motherhood, family, families, scolding, telling off, punishments, bad boy, good boy, santa, santa claus, father christmas, st. nick, saint nick, st. nicholas, saint nicholas, christmas, xmas, yule, noel, gift, gifts, present, presents, toy, toys, education toy, educational toys, good or bad, list, lists, modern life
"My friends warned me you were a different breed of cat."
Bartlett's Expanded Quotations
Tags:quote, quotes, quotation, quotations, familiar quotations, bartlett, bartlett's, nag, nags, nagging, passive aggressive, passive aggression, passive aggressiveness, cheap, cheapskate, cheapskates, backhanded compliment, backhanded compliments, scold, scolds, scolding, frustrate, frustration, frustrations, family, families
"This is bad work, Edwards! Bad! Bad! Bad! Bad!"
Tags:nothing right, everything wrong, pet, pets, excuse, excuses, nag, nagging, nagged, nags, rage, raging, rages, enraged, fishwife, fish wife, aggression, aggressive, channel, channelling, domestic, domestic pets, high standard, high standards, standards, impossible, hard to please, to please, bad dog, bad, bad bad, scold, scolding, nostalgia, trauma, tail between his legs, scold, scolding, scolded, clash, absurd, absurd image
Quick Response Forces at East 89th Street
'It's a memo from our parent company. They remind us to pay attention, quit slouching, take our elbows off the table and to act our age, if it's not too much to ask!'
"Scooting across the lobby rug on your butt, that's not the behavior I expect from a vice-president of this corporation."
Tags:boss, bosses, president, presidents, executive, executives, business, businesses, businessman, businessmen, office, offices, scolding, being scolded, troublemaker, troublemakers, trouble maker, trouble makers, pet, pets, dog, dogs, pup, pups, puppies, puppy, pet, pets, pet owner, pet owners, dog owner, dog owners, animal, animals, talking dog, talking dogs, talking animal, talking animals
"We are all fed up with you doing these damn power breakfasts at home."
Tags:power breakfast, power breakfasts, meeting, meetings, family, families, breakfast, scolding, scold, nag, nagged, nagging, office, offices, business, businesses, businessman, businessmen, executive, executives, relationship, relationships, marriage, married, husband, husbands, wife, wives, spouse, spouses, couple, couples, men, man, woman, women, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, motherhood, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, child, children, kid, kids, childhood, dad, dads, father, fathers, fatherhood
"Your solution to everything is to show up, do your job, then go home!"
Tags:solution, solutions, do your job, doing your job, career, careers, nag, nags, nagging, chide, chides, chiding, admonish, admonishes, admonishing, wife, wives, husband, husbands, impersonal, worker, workers, workday, workdays, routine, routines, work routine, work routines, routine, routines, answer, answers, responsible, responsibility, responsibilities, scold, scolds, scolding, spouse, spouses
"Smokey The Tree"
Tags:smoking, smoker, smokers, smoking ban, public smoking ban, don't smoke, no smoking, lighting up, tobacco, tree, trees, forest, forests, woods, nature, forest fire, forest fires, scolding, scold, scolds, awareness, public service announcement, public service announcements, psa, p.s.a., dangerous, risky, wildfire, wildfires
"Dick, Dick, Dick, Dick - What am I going to do with you, Bob?"
'Gabrielle! Grace! What did I tell you kids about player soccer in the nest!'
Tags:soccer practice, soccer practices, football practice, football practices, kid, kids, nest, nests, sports, hobby, bird, birds, footballer, footballers, soccer player, soccer players, scolding, scoldings, footballs, soccer ball, soccer balls, outdoor game, outdoor games, in the bleachers, bleachers, in the bleachers
"You're going to create the same problems on the way down as you created on the way up."
Tags:problem, problems, create problems, creates problems, creating problems, suicidal, admonish, admonishes, admonishing, cycle, cycles, therapist, therapists, therapy, psychologist, psychologists, shrink, shrinks, headshrinker, solution, solutions, final solution, final solutions, scold, scolds, scolding
"Kaitlin! Daddy is trying to explain the infield fly rule!"
"Why do you automatically assume that I'll fly too close to the sun?"
"Please hold my calls and disregard any cries for help."
Tags:cry for help, cries for help, crying for help, berate, berates, berating, boss, bosses, manager, managers, chew out, chews out, chewing out, whimper, whimpers, whimpering, snivel, snivelling, hold my calls, executive, executives, mean, cruel, cruelty, tongue-lashing, tongue-lashings, yell, yells, yelling, shout, shouts, shouting, scold, scolds, scolding, beat, beats, beating, beatings, violent, violence, corporate ladder, corporate ladders, corporation, corporations, corporate culture
"Please don't dump all this on me at once. I just swan in from the sea of Japan."
Tags:stressed, stress, stressful, anxiety, anxieties, anxious, tired, exhausted, scolding, scolded, fishes, fish, animal, animals, father, fathers, dad, dads, fatherhood, fathering, son, sons, kid, kids, child, children, childhood, family, families, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, daughter, daughters, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, motherhood, mothering
"Why aren't you out there protecting us from evildoers, young man?"
Tags:scold, scolds, scolding, old lady, old woman, old women, evildoer, evildoers, protect, protects, protection, ingrate, ingrates, ungrateful, gratitude, superhero, superheroes, superheroic, deed, deeds, good deed, good deeds, idle, nag, nags, nagging, guilt, guilts, guilting, guilt-inducing, expectant, expectancy, crime stopper, crime stopping, law enforcer, law enforcement, old biddy, old biddies
Mothers Without Borders
"You know neither one of you guys has ever been worth a damn in a crisis."
Tags:crisis, crises, useless, uselessness, worthless, worthlessness, employee, employees, coworker, coworkers, colleague, colleagues, co-worker, co-workers, damage control, play, plays, playing, mess around, messes around, messing around, head in the clouds, insult, insults, insulting, tell off, tells off, telling off, scold, scolds, scolding