"It's always 'Sit,' 'Stay,' 'Heel'—never 'Think,' 'Innovate,' 'Be yourself.' "
Tags:sit, sits, stay, stays, heel, heels, command, commands, dog, dogs, dog trick, dog tricks, dog trainer, dog trainers, dog, dogs, pet, pets, pet owner, pet owners, innovate, innovates, innovating, innovation, innovations, barking orders, manager, managers, management, think, thinks, thinking, autonomy, respect, self-respect, worker, workers, office drone, office drones, gripe, gripes, griping, complaint, complaints, complain, complains, complaining
"I can remember when there would have been a fire truck here in ten minutes, tops!"
Tags:animal, animals, talking animal, talking animals, pet, pets, pet owner, pet owners, cat, cats, cat owner, cat owners, tree, trees, stuck, stuck in a tree, complain, complaining, complaint, complaints, firefighter, firefighters, firemen, fireman, ladder, ladders, fire truck, fire trucks, firetruck, firetrucks, fire engine, fire engines, time, timely, slow, service, rescue, rescues, rescuing, slow response, response rate
"What is friendship if not constant amateurish psychoanalysis?"
Tags:psychology, psychologist, psychologists, counselor, counselors, counselling, counsel, psychiatrist, psychiatrists, psychiatry, therapy, therapies, therapist, therapists, shrink, shrinks, friendship, friendships, complain, complaining, complains, psychoanalysis, psychoanalyst, psychoanalysts, mate, mates, buddy, buddies, friend, friends, amateur, poor, complain, complaining, complaints, complains
"Please stay on the line. All of our customer-service representatives are kidding around and throwing paper airplanes at each other."
"Are you just pissing and moaning, or can you verify what you're saying with data?"
Tags:moans, moaning, complain, complains, complaining, complaint, complaints, bar, bars, pub, pubs, whine, whines, whining, fact-checker, fact-checkers, fact-checking, veracity, exaggeration, exaggerations, exaggerating, verify, verifies, verifying, verification, skeptic, skeptics, skeptical, sceptic, sceptics, sceptical, beer, beers, drinking, drinker, drinkers
"I don't want to do something fun for free, I want to do something fun we pay for."
Tags:kid, kids, child, children, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, motherhood, kitchen, kitchens, free, fun, pay, money, expensive, entertainment, going out, free entertainment, raising children, raising kids, bored, boredom, whining, whinging, complaining, frugal, saving money, cheap, economical
"As president of the tenants' association, I have to inform you that our list of grievances has been eaten."
Tags:tenant, tenants, tenant's association, tenants' association, tenants association, grievance, grievances, complaint, complaints, complaining, symbiotic relationship, symbiotic relationships, bird, birds, ox, oxen, water buffalo, water buffaloes, animal kingdom, biologist, biologists, rental, rentals, apartment, apartments, flat, flats, lease, leases, leasing, leased, apartment block, apartment blocks, real estate
"Can you describe these countless wasted hours that ultimately make up the bulk of your life?"
Tags:lost and found, lost and found office, lost and found offices, lost property, losing things, lost things, misery, miserable, unhappy, unhappiness, depression, depressive, depressives, depressed, wasted hours, wasting time, time wasting, wasted life, pointless life, mental health, mental health problem, mental health problems, mental health disorder, mental health disorders, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, overthink, overthinking, complain, complaining, complainer, complainers
"If it weren't for you, I would have conquered the world by now."
"He sounds like a papaya I bought that just went straight from green to rotten."
Tags:smack talk, talking smack, trash talk, talking trash, girl talk, gossip, gossiping, gossiper, gossipers, woman, women, men, man, date, dates, dating, boyfriend, boyfriends, girlfriends, rotten, dump, dumped, breakup, breakups, break up, broke up, broken up, vent, venting, complaining, complain, complaint, complaints, fruit, produce, fruits, papaya, papayas
"I usually wake up screaming at six-thirty, and I'm in my office by nine."
Tags:wake, wakes, wake up, wakes up, waking up, scream, screams, screaming, stress, stressed out, stressing out, anxiety, anxieties, anxious, anxiousness, complain, complains, complaining, complaint, complaints, depression, depressed, unhappy, miserable, misery, miserable existence, businessman, businessmen, upper class, upper classes, upper crust, psychology, psychologist, psychologists, suburb, suburbs, suburban life, bored, boring, stressor, stressors, modern life, modern times, modern man, working man, working men
"I suggest you air your woes through the media."
"Call this an iceberg? When I was a kid we wouldn't have called this an iceburg!"
Tags:dad, dads, grandpa, grandpas, father, fathers, grandfather, grandfathers, senior, seniors, growing up, growing old, growing older, when i was a boy, cliche, cliches, war story, war stories, parent, parents, grandparent, grandparents, curmudgeon, curmudgeons, codger, codgers, penguin, penguins, iceberg, icebergs, complain, complaints, complainer, complaining, good old days
"I don't want our date to end, either, but my arm is about to fall off."
Tags:date, dates, dating, carry, carries, carrying, jane, swing, swings, swinging, heavy, heaviness, lift, lifts, lifting, arm, arms, complain, complains, complaining, carry, carries, carrying, heavy load, heavy loads, heavy lifting, complaint, complaints, swing from tree to tree, swinging from tree to tree, pain, pains, painful, tire, tires, tiring, tired out, tuckered out, exhausted, exhaustion, exhaust, exhausting
"Artists are difficult, and leveraged-buyout artists are no exception."
Tags:women talking about men, artist, artists, complain, complaining, management, in management, leveraged buyout, leveraged-buyout, business woman, business women, businesswoman, businesswomen, business man, business men, businessman, businessmen, businessperson, controlling share, controlling share, buyout, buyouts, business minded, business mindedness, lbo, lbos, acquisition of assets, financial transaction, financial transactions
"They're all sons of bitches."
"Why should I grow leaves if they're just going to fall back off?"
Tags:teen, teenager, teens, teen-ager, teen-agers, adolescent, adolescence, rebellion, rebel, rebels, leaf, leaves, parent, parenting, parents, raise, raising, angst, angsty, tree, trees, shed leaves, pointless, useless, rebelled, complain, complaining, complains, personified, personify, personification, child, children, kid, kids
"If it's not safe to go in the water and it's not safe to go in the sun, why did you bring me here?"
Tags:beach, beaches, seaside, seashore, ocean, oceans, sea, seas, water, kid, kids, child, children, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, motherhood, family, families, safe, safety, unsafe, protect, protection, water safety, swimming, drowning, danger, dangerous, risky, sun, sunny, uv rays, uv, sunburn, sunburns, cancer, skin cancer, heatstroke, pollution, water pollution, ozone depletion, bored, boring, limited, restricted, complaint, complaints, complaining, whining, whinging, environment, environmental issues, environmental problems
"And then she said, 'You're wearing that to the psychiatrist?'"
Tags:therapy, therapist, therapists, psychology, psychologist, psychologists, psychiatry, psychiatrist, psychiatrists, counselor, counselors, counseling, counsellor, counsellors, counselling, patient, patients, mental health, relationship, relationships, relationship issues, relationship problems, unhappy relationship, unhappy relationships, marriage, marriages, married life, unhappy marriage, unhappy marriages, couple, couples, husband, husbands, wife, wives, spouse, spouses, argument, arguments, arguing, fight, fights, fighting, conflict, conflicts, complain, complaining, complaint, complaints, fashion, fashion sense, clothing, clothes, men, man, wear, wearing
"Sorry, sir, but none of our food is very good. It's the chef's way of punishing the rich."
Tags:recommendation, recommendations, waiter, waiters, waiting, wait staff, front of house, service, server, servers, serving, rich, rich person, rich people, service industry, honest, honesty, haute cuisine, cuisine, bad food, posh, upper class, upper classes, diner, diners, dining, eat out, eats out, eating out, irate, complaint, complaints, complain, complains, complaining, dissatisfied, dissatisfaction
"Is it cold in here or is it just the Ice Age?"
Tags:pre-history, prehistory, pre-historic, prehistoric, caveman, cavemen, cavewoman, cavewomen, stone age, neanderthal, neanderthals, cave, caves, cave-dweller, cave dwellers, cold, ice age, freezing, season, seasons, winter, snow, ice, heating, heater, heaters, cliche, cliches, word play, wordplay, always cold, woman, women, complaint, complaints, complaining, complaining about the cold, complaining about the weather, weather, temperature, temperatures, stereotype, stereotypes
"Honey, I've got you some flowers to complain about."
Tags:flowers, gift, gifts, spontaneous gifts, unwanted gift, unwanted gifts, unasked for gift, unasked for gifts, unappreciated, unappreciative, futile gesture, futile guesters, too little too late, bad relationship, bad relationships, failing relationships, failing relationship, failing marriage, failing marriages, bad marriage, bad marriages, complain, complainer, always complaining, complaining, complaint, stereotypes, never happy
"That's just so God."
"Why can't you be more like Hutchinson? You don't hear him complaining."
Tags:role model, role models, corporate ladder, corporate ladders, corporate hierarchy, corporate hierarchies, hierarchy, hierarchies, corporate culture, business culture, yes man, yes men, ideal, ideals, ideal worker, ideal workers, boss, bosses, manager, managers, executive, executives, business executive, business executives, tyrant, tyrants, murder, murders, murdering, murderer, murderers, killer, killers, dictator, dictators, dictatorship, complain, complains, complaining
"It was horrible. I was stuck on an escalator for six hours."
Tags:escalator, escalators, lift, lifts, elevator, elevators, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, lazy, laziness, oblivious, obliviousness, complain, complaining, first world problems, first world problems, drowning your sorrows, idiot, idiots, modern tech, modern technology, modern technologies, modern convenience, modern conveniences