"Happy Mother's Day, Mom. And ditto for Thanksgiving and Christmas."
Tags:family, families, parent, parents, mom, mum, mums, mother, mothers, moms, greetings, celebrate, happy mothers day, happy mother's day, happy christmas, christmas, happy thanksgiving, event, events, events, lazy, distant, distance, executive, executives, businessman, businessmen, call, calling, wishes, busy, business
"Sorry for the wait, but it's been like Grand Central station in here."
Tags:grand central station, busy, waiter, waiters, server, servers, eating out, eat out, eats out, hectic, busy day, busy shift, busy shifts, eating out, customer service, customer services, delay, delays, restaurant server, restaurant servers, idiom, idioms, idiomatic expression, idiomatic expressions, idiomatic phrase, idiomatic phrases
"The entrance to my cubicle is three feet away. Please respect my partition."
Tags:businessman, businessmen, exec, execs, executive, executives, career, careers, big business, corporate, corporation, corporations, day job, offices, office job, office drone, office drones, cubicles, cubicle, offices, office building, packed, busy, crowd, crowded, office ecology, office politics, social, social politics, modern life, modern world, your business, none of your business, working life, working world, partition, partitions, fence, fences
"After you've finished doing what you're doing, could you not begin doing something else?"
Tags:married life, marriage, old married couple, married couple, relationship, relatiohships, snide comment, snide comments, belittle, belittling, unhappy marriage, unhappy relationship, long term relationship, busy, housework, being busy, lazy, laziness, quiet time, downtime, rest, gender stereotype, gendered work, chores, chore, busybody, busybodies, bicker, bickers, bickering, active, active lifestyle, couch potato
"I'm making a list of everything we have to do before we go away so we can freak out in some kind of order."
Tags:list, lists, checkbox, cross off, crossing off, itinerary, itineraries, vacation, vacations, holiday, holidays, vacationing, panic, panics, panicking, last-minute panic, move, moves, moving, move house, moving house, freak out, freaks out, freaking out, busy, worry, worries, worrying, anxiety, anxieties, organize, organized, organise, organised, organisation, organization, type a, type a personality, type a personalities
"Well, if doodling all day is busy, I was busy."
Tags:doodle, doodles, doodling, skive, skives, skiving, timewasting, time wasting, waste time, wastes time, wasting time, work day, work days, working day, working days, pen, pens, pencil, pencils, busy, busy day, busy days, kvetch, kvetches, kvetching, moans, moaning, complaint, complaints, complain, complains, complaining, after work, office supplies
"What the hell do you want? You know this is my busiest day, Mother!"
Tags:florist, florists, flower shop, flower shops, flower store, flower stores, flower, flowers, plant, plants, mother's day, holiday, holidays, kid, kids, child, children, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, motherhood, family, families, adult kids, phone, phones, telephone, telephones, call, calls, calling, phone call, phone calls, telephone call, telephone calls, talking on the phone, talking on the telephone, phone conversation, phone conversations, telephone conversation, telephone conversations, busy, too busy, busiest day, angry, anger, upset, distracting, frustrated, relationship, relationships, son, sons
"You people are crazy about Batman—ask him."
"Look, I'm dying. Gotta go."
Tags:black humour, dark humour, deathbed, on your deathbed, busy, business, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, business man, business men, business person, business people, businessman, businessmen, businessperson, workaholic, workaholics, workaholism, phonecall, phonecalls, end of life, dying, priorities, bad priorities, wrong priorities
"I'm too busy recommending things to experience them myself."
Tags:social network, social networking, social networking, social media, internet, the internet, recommending, recommend, recommendation, online recommendation, online recommendations, online shopping, online shopper, online shoppers, modern technology, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, computer, computers, pc, pcs, p cs, p.c.s, experiences, experience, irl, real life, live in the moment, living in the moment, internet addict, internet addicts, internet addiction, computer addict, computer addicts, computer addiction, busy, business, wasting time, waste of time, time wasting
"I've got a lot on my plate right now. For starters, I need to sharpen my pencil, refill my coffee and get a new comb."
Tags:busy, business, complain, complains, complaining, complaint, complaints, overworked, workaholic, workaholics, minutiae, stress, stresses, stressed out, stresses out, stressing out, pencil, pencils, executive, executives, tired, tiredness, exhausted, exhaustion, exhaust, sleep, sleepless night, sleepless nights, sleepy
"Can he call you back? He's writing a property."
Tags:writer, writers, famous writer, famous writers, famous author, famous authors, author, authors, novel, novels, novelist, novelists, busy, busy message, busy messages, take a message, takes a message, phone message, phone messages, call back, calls back, calling back, rich, riches, professional author, professional authors
"You're on our 'to do' list."
Tags:couple, couples, double, double up, double date, dating, socialise, socialising, socialised, socialize, socializing, socialized, visit, visits, visiting, courtesy, courtesies, courteous, friend, friendship, friendships, friendly, companion, companions, plan, planned, planning, plans, to do, to do list, to-do, to-do list, lists, productivity, procrastinate, procrastination, procrastinating, catch up, catch-up, swinging, schedule, schedules, visit, visiting, visits, modern, modern life, modern world, busy, poly, polyamory, poly-amorous
"Things are crazy right now. Let me get back to you after the holidays."
Tags:christmas, christmas day, hectic, schedule, schedules, scheduling, holiday stress, overworked, christmas shopping, gift, gifts, present, presents, stressful, stress, stresses, stressor, stressors, xmas, x-mas, anxiety, anxieties, anxious, anxiousness, get back to you, call back, calling back, phone call, phone calls, busy, busy schedule, busy schedules, child, children, lack of perspective
"This place isn't bad during the week, but on weekends it turns into a zoo."
Tags:bar, bars, pub, pubs, bartender, bartenders, server, servers, barkeep, barkeeps, barkeeper, barkeepers, patron, patrons, customer, customers, drink, drinks, drinking, drinking alcohol, alcohol, alcoholic, liquor, booze, animal, animals, zoo, zoo animal, zoo animals, lion, lions, elephant, elephants, monkey, monkeys, giraffe, giraffes, crowd, crowds, crowded, busy, weekend, weekends, weekend crowd, weekend crowds, phrase, phrases, expression, expressions, idiom, idioms, word play, wordplay
"I've always found enough to keep me busy right here on the Atlantic RIm."
Tags:atlantic rim, the atlantic rim, busy, occupied, engaged, rich people, rich person, the one percent, the 1 percents, travelling, traveling, well travelled, well traveled, well-travelled, well-traveled, privilege, privileged, privileges, male pale stale, white trash, out of touch, oblivious, obliviousness, pompous, pomposity
A crowded expressway with two signs; one reads "Cross City Expressway" the other reads "Viable Alternative".
Tags:car, cars, vehicle, vehicles, automobile, automobiles, driving, driver, drivers, transportation, traffic, traffic jam, traffic jams, rush hour, gridlock, crowded, busy, highway, highways, expressway, expressways, motorway, motorways, problem, problems, lane, lanes, sign, signs, signage, road sign, road signs, exit, exits, alternative route, alternative routes, alternative, alternatives, viable, city, cities, urban, no escape, modern life
"He usually doesn't see anybody without an appointment, but since you brought pizza ..."
Tags:appointment, appointments, busy, too busy, hold off, holds off, holding off, deflect, deflects, deflecting, defer, defers, deferring, secretary, secretaries, delivery, deliveries, pizza, pizzas, life hack, life hacks, trick, tricks, appointment-only, office assistant, office assistants, manager, managers, ceo, ceos, executive, executives, business executive, business executives
"Ah, J.T.—just the man I was looking for."
"We never close, do we, Howard?"
Road signs point to various things to buy including "women's wear", "office supplies" and "household appliances".
Tags:car, cars, vehicle, vehicles, automobile, automobiles, driving, driver, drivers, transportation, traffic, traffic jam, traffic jams, rush hour, gridlock, crowded, busy, highway, highways, expressway, expressways, motorway, motorways, problem, problems, lane, lanes, sign, signs, signage, road sign, road signs, exit, exits, product, products, shopping, consumerism, retail
"He's always on message."
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"Anderson, my boy, if you truly believe that commercialism should be taken out of Christmas, perhaps you ought to consider whether you really belong in the department-store business."
"I'm not withholding. I'm busy."
Tags:marriage, married, married life, old married couple, husbands and wives, husband and wife, husband, husbands, wife, wives, argue, argued, argument, arguments, arguing, argues, fight, fighting, fights, bicker, bickering, bickered, withholding, withheld, reserve, reserved, withdrawn, withdraw, withdraws, feeling, feelings, hurt feelings, hurt felling, busy, workaholic, work-a-holic, work hard, working, overwork, overworked, couple, couples, communication, communicate, communication skills, marriage counselling, counselling, counsellor, advice, help