"Actually, Lou, I think it was more than just my being in the right place at the right time. I think it was my being the right race, the right religion, the right sex, the right socioeconomic group, having the right accent, the right clothes, going to the right schools..."
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"What about your precious opposable thumbs now?"
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"It's amazing the things you see if you wake up an hour earlier than usual!"
"On the one hand, I know I could make more money if I left public service for the private sector, but, on the other hand, I couldn't chop off heads."
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Speak softly and carry a big stick.
The Couple who Adopted an Adult Child
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It was in that instant that Wendell began to regret his decision not to get breast implants.
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"Oh, I'm not really milking her. I do this so I don't have to make eye contact with anybody."
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"I've been in the private sector and I've been in the public sector, and rich is better."
"True, the private sector has its benefits, but, then again, so does the public trough."
"How soon after the summer ends can we start to complain about not taking full advantage of the summer?"