"We'll have to pick this up later. My plane just went down, sharks ate my personal assistant, and apparently I'm winning some kind of surfing competition."
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"No, this is the elephant."
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"That's not what you told my screener you wanted to talk about."
Tags:phone, phones, phone call, phone calls, screen, screens, screening, screener, screeners, secretary, secretaries, boss, bosses, office assistant, office assistants, office assistance, assistant, assistance, chat, chats, chatting, talk, talks, talking, office manager, office managers, business call, business calls, caller, callers, deceive, deceives, deceiving, deception, deceptions, lie, lies, lying, liar, liars
"Hold my video conferencing calls, Gina."
Tags:video conference, video conferences, video conferencing, intercom, intercoms, secretary, secretaries, chat, chats, chatting, business call, business calls, business calling, manager, managers, management, video chat, video chats, conference call, conference calls, casual friday, casual, chill out, chills out, chilling out, relax, relaxes, relaxing, office assistant, office assistants
"Tim, I'm having a problem with your marriage proposal."
Tags:marriage proposals, propose, proposes, proposing, business call, business calls, business woman, business women, engaged, engagement, engagements, businesslike, casual, casualness, executive, executives, demeanor, demeanour, negotiate, negotiates, negotiating, negotiator, negotiators, business negotiator, business negotiators
"If that's for me, tell them I'm in a meeting."
Tags:business man, business men, businessman, business men, secretary, secretaries, business person, business people, businessperson, phone call, phone calls, phonecall, phonecalls, business call, business calls, work call, work calls, in a meeting, paranoid, paranoia, phone, phones, mobile, mobiles, cell, cells, cellphone, cellphones
"Can I call you back? I've got a situation here."
"Miss. Wilcox, get me the coast."
Tags:executives, executive, business executives, business executive, business executives, manager, managers, boss, bosses, business manager, business managers, business call, business calls, telephone call, telephones calls, transform, transformation, transformations, transforming, east coast, the east coast, telephone connection, business connection, business connections, business wear, business dress, suit, suits
"I can't talk now."
Tags:office worker, office workers, office work, office job, office jobs, phonecall, phonecalls, hierarchy, hierarchies, office hierarchies, office hierarchy, office furniture, office desk, office desks, business call, business calls, inconvenient, inconvenience, bad timing, badly timed, workaholic, workaholics, workaholism
"Dave, could you hold on a sec while I take care of some personal business?"
Tags:relationships, dating, marriage, women, feminism, business, men, management, meetings, personal business, businesswoman, businesswomen, career woman, career women, careerist, careerists, proposal, proposals, proposing, proposes, personal life, personal lives, business call, business calls, take a call, taking a call, interruption, interruptions, rudely interrupted, mankoff
"I'm so glad you've called to offer me this investment opportunity because it gives me a chance to test my new telephonic death ray."
Tags:investing, investor, investors, investment opportunity, investment opportunities, mad scientist, mad scientists, sci fi, sci-fi, science fiction, phone call, phone calls, phonecall, phonecalls, business call, business calls, start up, start ups, start-up, start ups, inventor, inventors, scientist, scientists, glad you called, cold call, cold calls, cold caller, cold caller, telemarketer, telemarketers, telemarketing
"Hold on a minute, Heidrick and Struggles is on the line."
Tags:priorities, bad priorities, wrong priorities, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, work life balance, mountain climbing, mountain climber, mountain climbers, mountaineering, abseiling, business call, business calls, phone call, phone calls, business man, business men, businessman, businessmen, businessperson, stupid, stupidity, incompetent, incompetence
"Miss Soames, reach out and touch a Horace Parker, of Humbolt, Morris, Parker & Brown."
Tags:advertising, advertising slogan, advertising slogans, business call, business calls, law firm, law firms, lawyer, lawyers, intercom, intercoms, reach out, reaching out, call, calls, phone call, phone calls, secretary, secretaries, office secretary, office secretaries, ad, ads, advertising campaign, advertising campaigns, phone company, phone companies, parrot, parrots, parroting, talking point, talking points
"You calm down."
"Opportunity knocking? Can you hold?"
Tags:opportunity knocks, opportunity knocking, receptionist, receptionists, on hold, put on hold, wait, waiting, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, missed opportunity, missed opportunities, reject, rejected, rejection, rejections, phonecall, phonecalls, phone call, phone calls, business call, business calls