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"It's a dead end job. But the cul-de-sac is a nice touch."
"How was your summer?"
Tags:relationship, relationships, relationship issues, relationship problems, unhealthy relationship, unhealthy relationships, love, marriage, marriages, married life, couple, couples, husband, husbands, wife, wives, summer, summer vacation, summer vacations, summer holiday, summer holidays, old age, old, middle-age, middle-aged, middle age, middle aged, stale, stagnation, stagnated, status quo, no spark, no romance, lack of romance, household, households, same household, living together
'Attention, everyone. Our CEO will be touring the department in ten minutes. Please take the 'Change is Good' placards out of your lower desk drawers, dust them off, and hang them in a prominent place. Thank you!'
Older than Nolan Ryan and still pitching
"Sometimes I think you use government shutdowns to avoid intimacy."
Tags:bedroom, bedrooms, bedtime, night, night time, husband, wife, husbands, wives, couple, couples, marriage, married, marry, relationship, relationships, no spark, stagnation, stale, middle aged, dead bedroom, low sex drive, unmotivated, politics, political, government, government shutdown, shutdown, government fail, government failure, excuse, excuses
"The economy always seems to be recovering, but it never recovers."
Tags:business, commerce, economy, recover, recovering, recovers, recovery, recoveries, always, constantly, recession, recessions, financial crisis, stock market crash, depression, depressions, financial problems, financial issues, economic downturn, economic troubles, deflation, inflation, unemployment, employment, money, finances, financial sector, wall street, stagnation, news, newspaper, newspapers, modern life, politics, government, governments, economic policy, economic policies, politician, politicians, optimism, pessimism
"I wish you wouldn't refer to the candles as task lighting."
Tags:task, lighting, light, tasks, candle, candles, chore, chores, bedroom, bedrooms, bedtime, night, night time, husband, wife, husbands, wives, couple, couples, marriage, married, marry, relationship, relationships, mood, mood lighting, setting the mood, spice it up, no spark, stagnation, stale, middle aged, dead bedroom, low sex drive, unmotivated, candlelit, uninterested, platonic, not sexual, love, lover, lovers
'Now we're going to stay here until we reach our safety goal!'
Star Light, Star Bright
Tags:bedroom, bedrooms, bedtime, night, night time, husband, husbands, wife, wives, couple, couples, marriage, married, marry, relationship, relationships, dead bedroom, middle aged, stale, stagnation, wish upon a star, stars, wishing star, nursery rhyme, nursery rhymes, childish, immature, in the mood
"Are we at anchor?"
Tags:couple, couples, husband and wife, husbands and wives, marriages, long term relationship, long term relationship, long-term relationships, middle age, middle aged, stagnating, stagnation, getting on, getting old, getting older, at anchor, anchor, boring relationship, boring relationships, anchored, middle class
'The investment trainer told us to innovate and push the envelope, but I'd rather just push the send button.'
Tags:management, corporate, company, companies, management trainers, management training, office workers, office work, platitudes, cliches, pushing the envelope, push the envelope, email, emailing, e-mail, computers, tech, technology, motivational speakers, motivational trainers, motivational training, innovation, stagnation, initiative, motivation
"Hey, I'm in the mood for love—be back in a few hours."
Tags:couple, couples, spouse, spouses, stagnation, middle aged, dead bedroom, husband, husbands, wife, wives, relationship, relationships, marriage problems, marriage counselling, couples therapist, couples therapists, couples therapy, cheat, cheater, cheaters, infidelity, extramarital, affair, affairs, two timer, two timers, adulterer, adulterers, disloyal
'That's ok... I'll know it for you.'
"Snap out of it, Demos! You think you're the only one who's ever had waiter's block?"
Tags:restaurant, restaurants, waiter, waiters, server, servers, waitress, waitresses, block, blocks, blockage, blockages, waiter's block, problem, problems, mental health, psychology, self-esteem, self-confidence, slump, slumps, down in the dumps, stagnation, depression, depressed, feeling blue, sad, upset, melancholy, moody, bad day, bad days
"Not the Cape May lump blue-claw crab cake with crème fraîche, fried quail egg, osetra caviar, duck confit, and peach con frutti again?!!"
Tags:dinner, dinners, supper, suppers, family dinner, family dinners, meal, meals, family meal, family meals, comfort food, favorite food, stagnant, stagnation, complain, complains, complaining, complaint, complaints, crab cake, crab cakes, quail egg, quail eggs, confit, pretentious, pretentiousness, elitist, elite, elites, caviar, upper class, upper classes, kid, kids, son, sons, child, children, picky eater, picky eaters, picky, repetition, repetitive, ingrate, ingrates, ungrateful, brat, brats, bratty
"When I was your age, things were exactly the way they are now."
"We liken our business to a nursery Smithers. Unfortunately, we see you as more of a ground cover than a climber."
Tags:interview, advancement, promotion, stalemate, nursery, meeting, review, ground cover, climber, boss, employee, stagnate, stagnation, interview, despair, promote, manager, human resources, hr, glass ceiling, low level, harsh, corporate, corporations, business, office, work, businesses, white collar, upwards mobility, upward mobility, moving up, stuck, labour, labour market, workplace, employed, minimum wage, climbing frame, kindergarten, playground
"The economy is stagnant? -- I thought I smelled something."
"No, I'm following you"
Tags:leadership, leaders, leads, leader, lead, leading, sheep, followers, following, follower, follow, copy, mimic, imitate, initiative, initiate, circles, circular, circle, progress, stagnation, stagnate, treadmill, path, direction, stagnating, directions, leadership skill, leadership skills, leader skill, leader skills
"Papi! Almost 80 percent of all millionaires are the first ones in their families to be rich!"
Businessman in sinking building: 'I don't think staying stagnate has had any measurable effect on the business.'
'I refuse to relinquish the title, 'Top Young Exec'.'
'I've decided to sell before the market goes stale.'
"The closest we get to an intimate dining experience is ordering delivery together."
Tags:takeaway, takeaways, intimate dining experience, intimate dining experiences, dining in, dining out, date night, date nights, romance, romances, stagnation, stagnated, stuck in a rut, unromantic, romance, romances, romantic, romantics, takeaway order, takeaway orders, boyfriend, boyfriends, girlfriends
"Why do you always wear that t-shirt, Alf?"