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"I'm just going to hook you up to the machine, so it will look like we're doing something for you."
Tags:nurse, patient, patients, hospital, hospitals, hospital ward, hospital wards, ill, illness, in patient, in patients, modern technology, modern technologies, medical technology, medical technologies, doctor, doctors, md, mds, patient care, care standards, deceive, deceptive, trick, tricks, trickery, placebo, the placebo effect
"At this time, we would like to welcome all platinum priority members to board."
"You bet I'd love a free trip to Cancún."
Tags: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, telemarketing, telemarketer, telemarketers, tele-marketing, tele-marketer, tele-marketers, cold calling, cold calls, cold caller, cold callers, scam, scams, con, cons, fraud, trickery, free, free trip, free trips, cancun, mexico, won, winner, winners, vacation, vacations, holiday, holidays, travel, cruise, cruises, you've won, gullible, naive, stupid, dumb, incompetent, incompetents, incompetence, king, kings, sovereign, sovereigns, ruler, rulers, monarch, monarchs, monarchy, royal, royalty, guard, guards, knight, knights, modern life, too good to be true
"Surely, Nurse Greer, you must have had some suspicion Mr. Appleton was no longer here!"
Tags:hospital, hospitals, medical, medicine, doctor, doctors, nurse, patient, patients, health, health care, healthcare, gone, disappeared, escaped, suspicious, suspicions, suspicion, vanished, disappearance, disappearances, trick, tricks, trickery, ruse, ruses, scam, scams, confused, deception, deceptions, misleading
Horse and Stick
Tags:carrot and stick, horse, horses, horse and carriage, horses and carriages, horse and carriage, tempt, tempting, temptations, stagecoach, stagecoaches, stage coach, stage coaches, stage-coach, stage-coaches, attraction, attractive, gender issues, gender inequality, eye candy, attract, persuade, trick, trickery, false promise, false promises
Spider's Web Trampoline
Tags:spider, spiders, spider web, spiders web, spider webs, spider's web, spiders webs, spider's webs, trap, traps, trick, trickery, tricking, tempt, tempting, temptations, web, webs, trampoline, trampoline, predator, predators, prey, toy, toys, child, kid, kids, childhood, araneae, arachnids, arachnid
"It makes them feel special."
Tags:offices, office worker, office workers, cubicle, cubicles, office cubicles, office cubicle, cordon, cordoned, cordon off, cordoned off, trick, trickery, tricked, false sense of achievement, feel special, feeling special, the rat race, rat race, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, employer, employers, barrier, barriers, personal space
"You are about to be swallowed whole!"
"Where there's smoke, there's mirrors."
Tags:smoke and mirrors, deception, deciet, trickery, magical illusion, illusion, illusions, capitol hill, washington dc, political deception, art of deception, politician, politicians, politics, president, presidents, senate, house of representatives, united states capitol, capitol, where there's smoke there's fire, smoke and fire, fire, fires, no smoke without fire, rumour, rumours, rumor, rumors, corruption, currupt government, corrupt
"How do we know it's not full of consultants?"
Tags:troy, trojan horse, trojan horses, horse of troy, trick, tricking, trickery, deceptive, deception, deceive, greek, greeks, ancient greece, ancient greeks, greece, trojan war, consultant, consultants, adviser, advisers, hr, human resources, expert, experts, interfere, interfering, interference, expert advice, expert advisers, management consultant, management consultants, advisor, advisors, expert advisors
"You've lived many lives, all as an accountant."
Tags:accountant, accountants, boring job, boring jobs, boring life, boring lives, wasted life, fortune teller, fortune tellers, soothsayer, soothsayers, crystal ball, crystal balls, career, careers, accounting, accounting job, accounting jobs, multiple lives, con, cons, con artist, con artists, trick, tricked, trickery, waste of time, let-down, let-downs, let down, let downs, disappoint, disappointed, disappointment, disappointments
Expensive Bird Feeder
Tags:capitalism, capitalist, capitalists, bird feeder, birdfeeder, bird-feeder, bird feeders, birdfeeders, bird-feeders, wild bird feeder, birds, bird, wild bird, wild birds, aves, consumerism, consumer, consumers, trick, trickery, captive audience, money slot, coin slots, money slots, coin slot, animal, animals, nature, wildlife, greed, greedy, selfish, mean, coin, coins, poor, penniless, hungry, hungry, impoverished, poverty, starving, starvation, food bank, food banks, foodbank, foodbanks, basic right, basic rights, uncharitable, miserly, unkind, inconsiderate, thoughtless
(For years, Stella pretended to sleep as her master practiced his ventriloquism.)
Tags:cash poor, the cash poor, panhandler, panhandlers, panhandling, begging, beggar, beggars, homeless, homelessness, cash poor asset rich, asset rich, asset, asset riches, economic asset, economic assets, transaction, transactions, monetary transactions, rich person, rich people, the one percent, the 1 percent, wealth divide, wealth gap, wording, trick, tricks, trickery, take advantage, taking advantage, con, cons, con artists, con artist
Cat Waits For Mouse To Come And Kiss Under The Mistletoe
Tags:merry christmas, christmas, happy christmas, happy holidays, happy new year, merry, season's greetings, mistletoe, mice, mouse, vermin, rodent, rodents, rat, rats, cat, cats, mouser, house cat, house mouse, mouse hole, kitty, kitties, kitten, kittens, decoration, decorations, pet, pets, domestic, domestic animal, domestic pet, kiss, kissing, eat, eating, trick, tricked, tricking, trickery
"The trick, as I see it, is to insulate yourself with layers of deadwood."
Tags:business practice, businessmen, big business, deadwood, hierarchy, hierarchies, businessman, white collar crime, trick, tricks, trickery, sneak, sneaking, sneaky, dishonest, unethical, ethical business, hiring, firing, personnel, human resources, human resource, hr, h.r, corporate, corporations, job security, office drone, office drones, layer, layers
Math books are a fraction of their cost
"Keep in mind that it was put there by the sharks."
Tags:desert island, desert islands, castaway, castaways, marooned, stranded, abandoned, trap, bait, baited, resisting temptation, beach bar, beach bars, bar, bars, shark, sharks, alcohol, alcoholic, alcoholics, alcoholism, drink, dehydration, dehydrated, tricked, trick, trickery, disguise, disguise, predator, predators, prey, shark, sharks
'I bet it's nice and warm inside!'
Cat and mouse tennis court
Tags:cat, cats, feline, feline, mice, mouse, rodent, rodents, infestation, pet, pets, house cat, house cats, mouse hole, mousehole, mouse holes, mouseholes, cat and mouse, cat and mouse game, tennis, tennis players, tennis court, wait, waiting, patient, patience, waiting patiently, delayed gratification, siege, under siege, toy, toying, tempt, trick, trickery, disguise, disingenuous, play with, plays with, playing with, predator, predators, prey
Tricking soldiers attacking with a battering ram.
Tags:castle, castles, siege, sieges, siege tactic, siege tactics, siege warfare, warfare, medieval, middle ages, attack, attacking, battering ram, balustrades, battlements, besieged, offense, trick, trickery, cunning, tactics, tactical, advantage, ruse, strategy, foul play, fair play, fake, sham, cliff, fall, falling, combat, war, art of war
Desert Island Dinner
'Intriguing how the eyes follow you round the room . . .'
"If you have a better idea for making a talking piano I'm all ears."
Tags:piano, pianos, grand piano, grand pianos, pianist, pianists, piano player, piano players, talking piano, talking pianos, invent, inventing, inventions, instrument, instruments, musical instrument, musical instruments, uncreative, unimaginative, speaking piano, speaking pianos, tick, tricking, trickery, deceive, deception, deceiving, deceptions, deceptive
Fox and Hound