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"Darling, I'm going to put you on hold, which means I'm crazy about you and can't bear to let you go."
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"While we've got the chance, Dad, we'd like to thank you for these little glimpses of you we've had through the years!"
Tags:child, children, kid, kids, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, father, fathers, fatherhood, dad, dads, absent, missing, work-a-holic, work-a-holics, overtime, working overtime, busy, too busy, work, working, job, jobs, career, career choices, family, families, broken family, broken families, money, rich, riches, money can't buy happiness, money vs. family, divorce, divorced, separate, separated, split, non-custodial, custody, relationship, relationships, relationship issues, relationship problems, limo, limos, limousine, limousines
"I wish I could find the time to take a time management course."
"You people are crazy about Batman—ask him."
"He usually doesn't see anybody without an appointment, but since you brought pizza ..."
Tags:appointment, appointments, busy, too busy, hold off, holds off, holding off, deflect, deflects, deflecting, defer, defers, deferring, secretary, secretaries, delivery, deliveries, pizza, pizzas, life hack, life hacks, trick, tricks, appointment-only, office assistant, office assistants, manager, managers, ceo, ceos, executive, executives, business executive, business executives
"What the hell do you want? You know this is my busiest day, Mother!"
Tags:florist, florists, flower shop, flower shops, flower store, flower stores, flower, flowers, plant, plants, mother's day, holiday, holidays, kid, kids, child, children, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, motherhood, family, families, adult kids, phone, phones, telephone, telephones, call, calls, calling, phone call, phone calls, telephone call, telephone calls, talking on the phone, talking on the telephone, phone conversation, phone conversations, telephone conversation, telephone conversations, busy, too busy, busiest day, angry, anger, upset, distracting, frustrated, relationship, relationships, son, sons
"All right, so I missed your soccer game. But didn't my assistant send you a lovely fruit basket?"
Tags:parent, parents, parenthood, bad parent, bad parents, father, fathers, fatherhood, dad, dads, son, sons, kid, kids, child, childhood, sports, sport, soccer, football, soccer game, football game, too busy, neglect, neglected, neglectful, forgetful, careless, hollywood, rich, famous, wealthy, rich people, wealthy people, convertible, convertibles, driving, drive, car, cars, disappoint, disappointed
"Of course Daddy could explain what a superconducting supercollider is, sweetie, but just at the moment Daddy is watching 'America's Most Wanted.'"
Tags:kid, kids, child, children, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, motherhood, father, fathers, fatherhood, dad, dads, family, families, daughter, daughters, girl, girls, science, physics, superconductor, superconductors, superconducting, supercollider, supercolliders, television, televisions, watching television, tv, tvs, watching tv, t.v., t.v.s, watching t.v., too busy, bad parent, bad parents, bad parenting, bad father, bad fathers, bad dad, bad dads, modern life, curious, curiosity, question, questions, education, law enforcement, tv addiction, t.v. addiction, television addiction, tv addict, tv addicts, t.v. addict, t.v. addicts, television addict, television addicts
"I can see you and I'm still too busy."
"Look, I'd like to help, but I've just got too much on my plate right now."
"I'd love to chat, Dave, but unless it's high-powered, high-quality, high-finance, high-tech chat, I just don't have the time."
Tags:business, businessman, businessmen, boss, bosses, executive, executives, exec, execs, manager, managers, management, office, offices, office life, busy, too busy, phone, phones, telephone, telephones, call, calls, talking on the phone, talking on the telephone, conversation, conversations, chat, chats, chatting, shooting the breeze, gossip, gossiping, finance, tech, technology, money
"I'm coming - I just need some 'me' time."
Tags:mental health, mental health day, mental health days, me time, alone, alone time, introvert, introverts, introversion, introverted, cow, cows, cattle, cattle rustler, cattle rustlers, cowboy, cowboys, ranch, ranches, ranching, rancher, ranchers, stray, strays, straying, herd, herds, busy, too busy, break off, breaks off, breaking off, relax, relaxing, relaxation, self-care, self caring, refocus, refocusing, staycation
"Listen, pal, they're all emergencies."
Tags:emergency, emergencies, superhero, superheroes, superheroic, deed, deeds, comic book, comic books, lounge, lounges, lounging, busy, too busy, can't be bothered, put off, puts off, putting off, pool, pools, vacation, vacations, holiday, holidays, nuisance, nuisances, procrastinate, procrastinates, procrastinating, blow off, blows off, blowing off
'I'm afraid Mr. Caldwell doesn't want to see you now. However, you're free to visit his web site.'
"Not now, can't you see daddy's working."
Tags:kid, kids, child, children, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, father, fathers, fatherhood, dad, dads, family, families, working father, working fathers, working dad, working dads, family time, too busy, busy, work-a-holic, work-a-holics, workaholic, workaholics, busy father, busy dad, bonding, bonding activity, bonding activities, businessman, businessmen, fishing, fisherman, fishermen, angler, anglers, angling, fishing pole, fishing poles, fishing reel, fishing reels, catching fish, fishing rod, fishing rods, modern life, modern family, modern families, modern parents, modern parenting
"Next week is out. I'll be in Houston merchandising my pain."
Tags:writer, writers, novelist, novelists, author, authors, publishing, publishing industry, self help, self-help, self help book, self-help book, self help books, self-help books, merchandising, mental health, mental health issue, mental health issues, mental health disorder, mental health disorders, depressed, depression, depressive, depressives, busy, business, too busy
"My body is a temple, Ellen, and Saturdays the temple is very very busy."
Tags:body is a temple, temple, healthy living, healthy eating, healthy, health, saturday, saturdays, temple, temples, busy, very busy, too busy, relationship, relationships, couple, couples, bad relationship, bad relationships, self-absorbed, self-centered, self-centred, selfish, fitness nut, fitness nuts, dismissive
'It's a telemarketer...he says if you're not busy he can call you back when you are.'
Workaholics anonymous meeting.
The new busy.
"I wish I could help Gracie with her homework."
"I don't know why I go to that mall! It's always crowded!"
"When I'm too busy in the best time!"
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'I know your client wants a jury trial, but we can't come up with a jury. People are too busy.'