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'I like what you've done with your person this year.'
"We can't let the king die, but we also can't do anything that suggests he needs saving..."
Tags:life guard, life guards, king, kings, royal, royals, dilemma, dilemmas, conundrum, conundrums, priorities, bad priorities, wrong priorities, royalty, lifeguard, lifeguards, incompetent, incompetence, social rules, social niceties, hierarchy, hierarchies, social hierarchy, social hierarchies, drowning, drowning man
"My birthday's coming up. Do you know a good caterer?"
Tags:child, children, teen, teens, teenager, youngster, youngsters, youth, birthday, birthdays, caterer, caterers, catering service, catering services, catering company, catering companies, birthday party, birthday parties, cater, catering, catered, catering, caters, catered event, catered events, maturing too fast, growing up too fast, high class, class, social hierarchy, social hierarchies, expectations, societal pressure, high income bracket, upper class, uptown folk, social complex, aim to please, popularity complex, ageing, maturing, mature too fast, matured too fast, grew up too fast, grow up too fast
"Please don't get up."
Tags:wwii, world war ii, world war two, women's army corps, wac, women's army auxiliary corps, waac, women, woman, military, female military personnel, army, 1940s, etiquette, etiquettes, mark of respect, marks of respect, social change, social changes, social hierarchy, social hierarchies, showing respect
"What's your secret?"
Tags:secret, secrets, keeping a secret, confidential, confidential matter, ramble, rambling, rambled, rambles, meaningless word, meaningless words, meaningless, chatter, meaningless chatter, transgression, transgressions, disobedience, abuse, abusive, abuse of power, unethical, violation, immoral, ruining, wicked, mean, pick on, bully, bullying, bullies, bullied, job, jobs, boss, management, manager, managers, hr, h.r., human resources, success, step on, climb the ladder, corporate hierarchy, social hierarchy, corporate ladder, social ladder
"I see you've noticed my trophies!"
Tags:threatened, threatening, predator, predators, intimidate, intimidating, intimidated, trophies, trophy, award, awards, accolade, accolades, hierarchy, hierarchies, social hierarchy, social hierarchies, hypermasculine, hypermasculinity, toxic masculinity, hyper masculine, hyper masculinity, alpha, alpha males
"Are we sure he's the alpha?"
"Many of your constituents feel that a tax increase isn't appropriate to their lifestyle."
Tags:constituent, constituents, voter, voters, elector, electors, politics, politician, politicians, political agenda, political agendas, tax, taxes, taxed, taxing, tax increase, tax increment, tax increments, wealth disparity, wealth divide, money, money making policy, life style, lifestyle, lifestyles, life styles, wealthy lifestyle, living, appropriate, saving money, class divide, social hierarchy, marionette, marionettes, puppets, puppets, controlling, control, controls, controlled
"He's pleasant enough but he's definitely not sushi grade."
"The music was so loud I couldn't hear myself talk."
Tags:music, musicians, musician, musical, musicals, music lovers, music lover, unappreciative, unappreciated, art, arts, concert, concerts, indoor concert, indoor concerts, symphony, symphonies, orchestra, orchestra, rude, rude demeanor, rude demeanour, talkative, chatty, complaining, complained, in the wrong, make a fuss, fussing, fuss about, misfit, class, social classes, social hierarchy, social hierarchies
"Would you hand me that?"
Tags:bee, bees, bee hive, bee hives, consultant, consultants, consulting, consulting business, consulting businesses, queen bee, queen bees, worker bee, worker bees, drone, drones, hierarchy, hierarchies, social hierarchy, social hierarchies, insect, insects, management, managements, management structure, management structures, adviser, advisers, advisor, advisors
"Richard has always had a gift for languages."
Tags:taxi, taxis, cab, cabs, taxi cab, taxi cabs, taxi driver, taxi driers, cab driver, cab drivers, driving, driver, drivers, transportation, language, languages, multilingual, bilingual, gift of gab, foreign language, foreign languages, social class, social status, social rank, social hierarchy, upper class, lower class, social class
"I know the king and queen were not amused, but the rest of us thought it was funny as hell."
Tags:jester, jesters, court jester, court jesters, palace jester, palace jesters, class difference, class differences, insult, insults, insulting, insulted, comedian, comedians, stand up, stand ups, stand up comedy, stand-up, stand-ups, stand up comedy, king and queen, kings and queens, hierarchy, hierarchies, social hierarchy, social hierarchies
"I've been bounced a few times, but never deposed."
Tags:bounce, bounced, bouncer, bouncers, depose, deposed, abdicate, abdication, abdicated, royal, royalty, king, kingdom, kings, peasant, peasants, common folk, folks, common man, commoner, commoners, pub, pub talk, chat, chatting, bar talk, bar, bars, pubs, drink, chat over a beer, woes, woe and sorrow, trouble, losing, lose, lost, social hierarchy, hierarchy, beverage, beverages, beer, beers, overthrow, overthrown, testify, testifying, lawyer, lawyers, rule, regulations, law, rules, rule, ruler
The middle class speaks up
"This may not be Downton Abbey, but I do prefer when you dress for dinner."
Tags:dinner, dinner time, dinner times, standards, falling standards, edwardian, edwardians, stately home, stately homes, upper class, upper classes, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, lazy, laziness, layabout, layabout, social hierarchy, social hierarchies, couple, couples, husband and wife, husbands and wives
'I throw lots of parties... But I insist on only serving canned pumpkin and crystal clear cola.'
Other People's Stuff,
Tags:possession, possessions, jealous, jealousy, material things, materialism, materialistic, consumerism, consumerist, consumerists, capitalism, capitalist, capitalists, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, skyscraper, skyscrapers, highrise, highrises, high-rise, high rises, inequality, pay gap, the pay gap, wealth gap, the wealth gap, class divide, the class divide, rat race, the rat race, hierarchy, hierarchies, social hierarchy, social hierarchies, social climbing, social climber, soical climbers
"Life?...in a nutshell?...we compete for access to women."
Tags:crowd, crowds, audience, audiences, seat, seats, seating, sit, sits, arrange, arranges, arrangements, social class, social classes, social hierarchy, social hierarchies, stadium, stadia, stadiums, lower class, middle class, upper class, classes, classification, classifications, in the bleachers, bleachers, in the bleachers
"The thing that troubles me the most is the disparity between the have-nots like me and the barely-have -anythings like you."
Tags:economic disparity, class distinction, class divide, class divides, social divide, social divides, social class, class society, social stratification, social categories, socio-economic class, have-nots, working class, middle class, social hierarchy, wealth, poverty, earning power, stratum model of class, class consciousness, class structure, haves and nave-nots, haves versus have-nots, the haves vs the have-nots
'Don't worry, the dog's a sales manager!'
"Be like that, but don't forget if it wasn't for me and my buddies, they'd be a whole lot more shit for the likes of you to look at!"