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"Come on—Somebody try to catch me! Anybody?"
Tags:gingerbread man, food, cake, cakes, carrot cake, carrot cakes, unpopular, folklore, fairy tale, fairy tales, children's literature, literature, children's story, children's stories, the gingerbread man, fictional character, fictional characters, desperate, unloved, unwanted, alone, lonely, forever alone, leftover
"She thinks her students like the practice teacher better than they like her."
Tags:education, school, schools, schooling, teaching, teacher, teachers, student, students, teacher life, faculty lounge, faculty lounges, staff room, staff rooms, break room, break rooms, practice teacher, practice teacher, student teachers, self-esteem, self-confidence, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, fearful, scared, afraid, elementary school, primary school, junior high school, middle school, high school, secondary school, unloved, unappreciated, underappreciated, mental health
"One day, when he's old and feeble, he'll be in a nostalgic mood, and he'll come up here to see us again, and to reminisce―and then we'll get him!"
Tags:horror, toy, toys, doll, dolls, plaything, playthings, childhood, childhood toys, child, children, kid, kids, boy, boys, alive, come alive, plan, plans, planning, plot, plots, plotting, murder, murders, murdering, killing, kill, revenge, attack, vengeance, retribution, justice, owner, owners, nostalgia, nostalgic, reminisce, old, feeble, weak, old man, old men, unexpected, surprise, evil, attic, locked away, forgotten, unloved, unused
"You never chase me through back yards anymore."
Tags:animal, animals, cat, cats, feline, felines, cat owner, cat owners, relationship, relationships, relationship issues, relationship problems, marriage, marriages, married life, couple, couples, husband, husbands, wife, wives, spouse, spouses, romance, romantic, love, unloved, lack of attention, lack of affection, chase, chasing, backyard, backyards, middle age, middle-age, middle aged, middle-aged, stagnant, stable, predictable, anthropomorphic, anthropomorphism, personification
Dog crying at his place being replaced by a lap top.
A businessman reads a "While you were away" memo that says "Nothing!".
"It's all part of life. In time, each of us will be moved to the guest room."
Tags:therapy, therapist, therapists, shrink, shrinks, psychology, psychologist, psychologists, psychiatry, psychiatrist, psychiatrists, counselor, counselors, counseling, counsellor, counsellors, counselling, patient, patients, mental health, television, televisions, tv, tvs, t.v., t.v.s, abandonment issues, abandoned, unloved, banished, banishment, guest room, guest rooms, entertainment, technology, flat screen, flat screens, old-fashioned, out of fashion, out-of-fashion, age, ageing, aging, old age, old, insecure, insecurity, insecurities, life, life cycle, circle of life, modern life, anthropomorphism, anthropomorphic, personification
'I can see anyone I please.'
'Nobody is marketing to me anymore.'
"Fred said he wants his ashes mingled with Daisy's ashes. He said not a word about my ashes!"
Tags:animal, animals, pet, pets, pet owner, pet owners, pet lover, pet lovers, dog, dogs, dog owner, dog owners, dog lover, dog lovers, relationship, relationships, relationship issues, relationship problems, couple, couples, married life, married couple, married couples, marriage, marriages, husband, husbands, wife, wives, after death, death, funeral planning, end-of-life planning, dying wish, dying wishes, last wish, last wishes, will, wills, last will and testament, cremation, ashes, offended, angry, hurt, upset, unloved
'Let's face it, Smithers; as superpowers go mine aren't much in demand.'
'You're petting your iPad more than him.'
Old Mooney didn't seem to have many friends
'Everybody loves Raymond, but what about ME?'
'I'm sure they don't think you're really a bad kitty...just a kitty that sometimes does bad things.'
'Where am I on the list of man's best friends?'
Grumpy old men: I was an nwanted child, even my mother left me before I was born.
'He doesn't need me anymore.' (sad dog).
'Don't despair,Mr Griggs - there's always someone thinking of you, the tax man ...the VAT man....!'
"We can learn a lot from cemeteries. In many ways, headstones are excellent records of human society."