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"I hate 'Bottom feeder'. I much prefer 'opportunist'."
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"Two roads diverged in a wood and I... I... I..."
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Flattery Getting Someone Somewhere
"Let's get to know him. He's being fast tracked to sainthood."
'I begun like you, with nothing but my bare hands. Look at me now! Only 25 years later, I'm begging with my own hat! Geez, I love this country! Everybody can make it here!'
"I was middle class once. Some of it was fun."
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"We start out as bottom fish and just seem to stay here."
"I met somebody with a hut."
Tags:social climber, social climbers, social climbing, early civilisation, early civilization, primitive civilization, primitive civilisation, cave dweller, cave dwellers, cave dwelling, hut, huts, girlfriends, cavemen, caveman, cavewomen, cavewoman, boyfriend, boyfriends, wife, wives, husband, husbands, breakup, breakups, break-up, break-ups, break up, break ups, aspiration, aspirations, trading in, new model, better model
'It's not what you know, it's WHO you know.'
'It's not what you know, it's WHO you know.'
'It's a social-climbing wall.'
"But his father's a doctor!"
If you give a mouse a fancy pillow.
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Pretentious 'D' Ranch
Other People's Stuff,
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"But my wife is trying to keep up with the Medicis."
"What are you complaining about? When I met you, you were living in a one-room apartment."
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"Surely you can do better. No one in our family ever married a dung beetle before."
"Believe me, everyone at the bank envies our simple lifestyle."
'I've heard it's the way to get ahead...'
"I just hope you find a man to take you away from all of this."
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"Where else can you go from the security detail to owning the whole place?"
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