"Have your people get in touch with my people."
"Bring me a stem cell."
"Miss Durban, is there anything C.E.O.-ish for me to do?"
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"Carol, check my appointment book—something's not right."
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"Senator, the American people, whom you often mention in your speeches, would like a word with you."
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"Ten-fifteen, Ms. Whitney. Time to switch breasts."
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A child carries a queen's train in a shirt labeled "Staff".
"I'll check and see if he's available."
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R. Truscott Hamilton and his Personal Executive Trainer
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"We blew a fuse."
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"Mr. Thomaston's people are here to talk to your people."
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"Of course, now that my assistant has passed away this isn't nearly as exciting."
"We'll be happy to put you on file, Mr. Bannister, but we don't have anything for an underling at the moment."
"Miss Windham, I wonder if you would mind stepping in here and joining me in a thirtieth-anniversary chorus or two of 'Blowin' in the Wind'?"
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"While you were out, Mr. Sundberg, the little hand went from the one to the three."
"And as you can see, my beautiful assistant has disappeared...months ago...with my brother."
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"Refresh my memory, Miss Lockland. Who am I?"
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"Let me know when it's the twenty-fourth."
"Oh, and I've taken the liberty of sending anniversary cards to the axis of evil."
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"Look! I'm going to be a customer!"
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"A very special interest to see you, Senator."
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"While you were out, somebody with three names called."
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