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"Have you met my backstory?"
"You look good, Al, in a midlife-crisis-y sort of way."
"What might you have written that I might say I've read?"
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"It's wet, but it's a dry wet."
"The David Attenborough look."
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"Dinner was absolutely delicious, and thanks again for the bombers."
"Natalie tells me you're the one who makes all the fog happen in 'Phantom'."
"How's my inane chitchat?"
"Same mold, same mold."
'Women experience life at a different frequency.'
'I'm writing a popular blog.'
'Are you all right? You look like Death.'
"He's surprisingly good at small talk."
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'He was too chatty. I don't like small talk. Too much gibber, not enough jabber.'
Cocktail party with man balancing drink on head as he eats.
"You don't look like an accountant."
"I wish you hadn't ask Bill how business was."
'I'm not very good at mingling.'
'I think he's going to let you finish telling your joke.'
'Oh, the usual. Just trying to keep my head below water.'
"Since I hate small talk and I hate big talk, I guess I won't be talking."
"Oh, how I miss systematically misinformed and distorted opinion..."
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"Please excuse, Tom, Mom and Dad! He's worked the last ten years in a large city hospital and has no practice with chit chat!"
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"Be patient with Ed. You can skip his political harangue in 15 seconds and move right into sports."