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The Devil's Workshop
Tags:devil, devils, satan, hell, the after life, punishments, demon, demons, bottled water, water bottle, water bottles, water, capitalism, capitalist, capitalist, profiteer, profiteering, take advantage, taking advantage, consumerism, consumer, consumers, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, basic commodity, basic commodities, drought, droughts, water shortage, water shortages
"O.K., her mouth is full—run over and ask her if everything is O.K.!"
Tags:wait staff, waiting staff, waiter, waiters, eating out, dining out, customer service, bad service, bad customer service, restaurant, bad restaurant, bad restaurants, talking with your mouth full, speaking with your mouth full, take advantage, taking advantage, polite, politeness, inconsiderate, lazy, laziness, rude, rudeness
"I never think of you, as, like, old, Jack. I think of you as, like, retro."
Tags:modern, modernity, modernize, modern world, modern life, middle age, middle-age, middle aged, middle-aged, mid life, midlife, mid-life, mid life crisis, midlife crisis, mid-life crisis, retro, out of fashion, old, older, age, ageing, aged, growing old, getting old, mutton dressed as lamb, euphemisms, implied, implication, flatter, flattery, golddigger, gold-digger, taking advantage, club, clubs, clubbing, date, dates, dated, word play, play on words, word-play
Snapping a wishbone.
Tags:wishbone, wishbones, wish, wishes, making wishes, making a wish, wish come true, snapping a wishbone, cracking a wishbones, grandparent, grandparents, grandfather, grandfathers, grandad, grandads, grandpop, grandpops, grandson, grandsons, grandchild, getting old, getting older, ageing, old person, old people, elderly person, elderly people, young again, trade places, trading places take advantage, taking advantage, swapping places, role reversal
"Fetch, Ernie, fetch!"
Tags:fetch, fetches, fetching, hubcap, hubcaps, dog, dogs, entrepreneur, entrepreneurs, retailer, retailers, collector, collectors, collection, collections, making money, businessman, businesswoman, take advantage, taking advantage, speedbump, speed bumps, speed bump, pothole, potholes, rough road, rough roads, road, roads, road repair, road repairs
"Will this global warming mean we'll have longer summer vacations?"
Tags:education, school, schools, schooling, teaching, learning, teacher, teachers, student, students, teacher life, elementary school, primary school, junior high school, middle school, high school, secondary school, global warming, climate change, environmental issues, environmental destruction, summer vacation, summer holidays, summer break, school holidays, positive thinking, optimist, optimists, optimism, taking advantage, from the mouths of babes
"It's for your own protection."
Tags:animal, animals, talking animal, talking animals, rabbit, rabbits, bunny, bunnies, fox, foxes, wolf, wolves, predator, predators, prey, protection, protect, bad idea, bad ideas, suspicious, questionable, dangerous, risky, contract, contracts, signing, business, businessman, businessmen, taking advantage, deception, deceptive
"The sooner I start smoking, the sooner I get my big settlement from the tobacco companies."
Tags:smoking, smoker, smokers, tobacco, tobacco company, tobacco companies, bad habit, bad habits, start young, starting young, baby, babies, infant, infants, toddler, toddlers, terrible twos, terrible 2s, sue, suing, settlement, settlements, legal settlement, legal settlements, take advantage, taking advantage
"Want to hear about my day?"
"The plea bargain agreement is you plead guilty and charges against my next two clients will be dropped."
Tags:court, courts, legal system, justice system, law, laws, legal, lawyer, lawyers, counselor, counselors, counsellors, counsellors, attorney, attorneys, solicitor, solicitors, barrister, barristers, legal counsel, plea bargain, plea bargains, guilty, pleading guilty, client, clients, defence, defense, defendant, defendants, legal advice, taking advantage, unethical, ethics
"Don't force me to invoke my rights pf primogeniture."
Tags:growing up, child rearing, kid, kids, child, childhood, upbringing, sibling, siblings, brother, brothers, old brother, older brothers, firstborn, firstborn child, primogeniture, oldest sibling, oldest child, oldest kids, video game, video games, taking advantage, abuse of privilege, inheritance, rights of primogeniture
"I've been wondering if there isn't some way we could capitalize on the cat craze."
Tags:animal, animals, talking animal, talking animals, talking pet, talking pets, pet, pets, pet owner, pet owners, talking cat, talking cats, cat, feline, felines, cats, cat owner, cat owners, cat lady, cat ladies, cat craze, craze, crazes, trend, trends, trendy, fad, fads, capitalise, capitalize, consumerism, wondering, thinking, taking advantage, modern life
"So, who wants to go on a fifty-five-inch wide-screen TV run?"
Tags:beer run, beer runs, watching the game, watch the game, sport, sports, sports fan, sports fans, game night, tv, tvs, guest, guests, host, hosts, bad host, bad hosts, cheeky, brazen, shameless, shamelessness, take advantage, taking advantage, cheapskate, cheapskates, taking the mickey, take the mickey, takes the mickey
"Oh that's great, that's so good- you announce the layoffs."
Tags:fired, firing, pass the buck, bad manger, bad mangers, getting fired, canned, can, canning, getting canned, getting the sack, sacking, sacked, laid off, laid-off, lay off, bad management, management style, management styles, lay-off, lay offs, lay-offs, redundancy, made redundant, take advantage, taking advantage, announcement, announcements, redundancies, downsizing, unemployed, unemployment
Tags:golf, golfing, golfer, golfers, golf enthusiast, gold enthusiasts, golf ball, golf balls, time wasting, time waster, time wasters, waste of time, lazy, laziness, executives, executive, business executives, business executive, business executives, manager, managers, boss, bosses, business manager, business managers, hierarchy, hierarchies, office hierarchy, office hierarchies, take advantage, taking advantage, putt, putting, office golf
"I finally found a designer with a sweatshop that's right for me."
Tags:sweatshop, sweatshops, child labour, child labourer, child labourers, third world, the third world, inequality, social inequality, poverty gap, the poverty gaps, the wealth divide, exploit, exploitation, rich person, rich people, the one percent, the 1 percent, wealth divide, wealth gap, take advantage, taking advantage, designer, designers, fashion designer, fashion designers, priorities, bad priorities, wrong priorities, poverty, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes
"I can understand you embezzling the company's money. You should understand my asking for a cut."
Tags:executive, executives, business executive, business executives, corrupt, corruption, white collar crime, white collar crimes, white collar criminal, white collar criminals, manager, managers, business manager, business managers, boss, bosses, embezzling, embezzler, dishonest, dishonesty, taking a cut, taking advantage, profiteer, profiteering, trust, trusts, company funds, let off, off the hook
"What I'd like, basically, is a temporary line of credit just to tide me over the rest of my life."
"If life gives you lemons, photograph them and produce small edition affordable prints."
Tags:artist, artists, photography, photographer, photographers, lemon, lemons, if live give you lemons, profiteer, profiteers, profiteering, taking advantage, art market, the art market, art dealer, art dealers, art dealership, photograph, photographs, art gallery, art galleries, art show, art shows, art exhibition, art exhibitions, pretentiousness, pretentious, pretension, private view, private views, private viewing, print, prints, affordable prints, small edition print, small edition prints
Tags:panhandler, panhandlers, panhandling, homeless, homelessness, social inequality, inequality, begging, beggar, beggars, poverty gap, dog, dogs, puppy, puppies, pet dog, pet dogs, dog lover, dog lovers, pet, pets, dog owner, dog owners, mans best friend, man's best friend, performing dog, performing dogs, performing animal, performing animals, take advantage, taking advantage
"I can't imagine why we didn't think of this before."
Tags:consumer, consumers, consumerism, commercialize, commercializes, commercialization, commercialise, commercialisation, commercialising, easter, easter bunny, mall santa, mall santas, department store santa, department store santas, santa claus, meet santa, meeting santa, meet the easter bunny, meeting the easter bunny, religious holiday, religious holidays, capitalise, capitalising, capitalism, capitalize, capitalizing, capitalization, capitalisation, take advantage, taking advantage, entrepreneur, innovator, innovators, innovation, bottom line, bottom lines, present, presents, gift, gifts
"Mr. Barrington, the sins of your past are on lines one through six."
Tags:management, upper management, big boss, boss, bosses, manager, managers, exec, execs, executive, executives, board, boardroom, chief exec, chief executive, chief executives, board member, fat cat, fat cats, corrupt, corruption, white collar crime, capitalism, capitalist, late stage capitalism, taking advantage, advantage, mounted, mounting, mounted heads, mounted head, on the line, secretary, secretaries, personal assistant, personal assistants, pa, p.a, p.a., sins of the past, sins of your past, answer, answers, consequences, retribution, calling, caller, call, calls, callers, phone, phones, phoning in, phone line, telephone, on the telephone, telephone line
"Twenty Bucks, or, you could let a smile be your umbrella."
Tags:selling, salesman, salesmen, sales pitch, sales pitches, advertising, umbrella, umbrellas, rain, raining, rainy, weather, bad weather, caught in the rain, smile, smiles, smiling, price gouging, price gouger, price gougers, exploitation, exploitative, taking advantage, greed, greedy, unethical, business, captive market, choice, choices
"You'll have no problem squeezing 80 hours into a 30 hour week."
Tags:job application, job applications, job interview, job interviews, interview, interviews, overworked, overworking, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, modern expectations, rat race, the rat race, getting ahead, high expectations, take advantage, taking advantage, bad employer, bad employers
"Trust me, you're going to be very happy you brought along legal representation."
Tags:evolution, evolve, evolved, evolves, legs, leg, land, science, scientific, sciences, biology, biological, darwin, darwinism, darwinian, theory of evolution, evolutionary theory, science, scientific, scientist, scientists, scientifically, prehistoric, pre historic, pre-historic, pre-history, shark, sharks, lawyer, lawyers, legal, paralegal, legals, legal representation, representation, escort, court, courts, judge, judges, courtroom, courthouse, lone shark, taking advantage, lawyer up, judicial, judiciary