"Attention passengers. Flight 369 has been cancelled due to our desire to ruin your life."
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"Excuse me, Doc, my attention wandered. What type of deficit disorder did you say I had?"
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"Am I doing something wrong? You don't say 'Good dog' to me anymore."
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"Before I read about my summer vacation, I'd like to ask that all pagers, beepers, and cell phones be turned off."
"Don't listen to him. Your hair is beautiful."
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"Please have a seat. Mr. Thorndyke will be back shortly."
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". . . and I haven't met anyone interesting in years." "What am I-chopped liver?"
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"He's just doing that to get attention."
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"Don't make eye contact..."
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"I hope you kept the box it came in."
"When you're finished not looking at here, can you divert your non-attention to me?"
"Attention, shoppers. We have a lost boomer at the information desk."
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"Let me see what my mother wants — aside from attention."
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"Don't think of it as a conspiracy charge. Think of it as a buddy trial."
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"Not now, Matthew. This is Daddy's quiet-desperation time."
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The New York Sportswriters
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"O.K., O.K., house arrest."
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"You were a stray before and you can be a stray again."
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"I need you to line up by attention span."
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"Stay away from him. He has an unbelievably long attention span."
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"Before I start my taped testimony, I should like to say a few words about Fenton's Naturally Decaffeinated Coffee."
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"I had a scary dream that I wasn't getting any attention."
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"I need a hug."
"I only overshare because you never listen."
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