"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
"I hope you realize that I'm the one who has to write about this stupid vacation next fall."
Tags:vacation, vacations, homework, homework assignment, homework assignments, cliche, cliches, what i did this summer, road trip, road trips, back seat, back seats, complain, complains, complaint, complaints, car trip, car trips, car journey, car journeys, journey, journeys, gripe, gripes, whine, whines, whining, whinge, whinges, whinging, family vacation, family vacations, uninterested, disinterested, essay, essays, essay assignment, essay assignments
"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:moan, 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
"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
"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, girlfriend, 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
"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, tarzan, 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
"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
"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
"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
"Honey, wake up! I just remembered something you did that annoyed the hell out of me!"
Tags:wake, wakes, wake up, waking up, husband, husbands, annoy, annoys, annoyance, annoyances, grievance, grievances, complaint, complaints, complaining, complain, complains, irritation, irritations, marriage, marriages, married life, couple, couples, communication, communicate, communicates, communicating, gripe, gripes, griping, irritating, annoying habit, annoying habits, air, airs, airing, problem, problems, marriage problem, marriage problems
"Oh, can't complain, but I do."
Tags:office, offices, office life, work, work life, worker, workers, business, businessmen, businessman, employee, employees, executive, executives, manager, managers, corporate, professional, attitude, attitudes, complaint, complaints, complain, complainer, complainers, whine, whiner, whiners, whining, can't complain, morale, job, jobs, career, careers, optimist, optimism, pessimist, pessimism
"I would have made it big in Heaven if it hadn't been for the policy wonks."
Tags:heaven, heavenly, policy wonk, policy wonks, satan, lucifer, hell, hades, devil, devils, satanic, technicality, technicalities, lament, laments, lamenting, lamentation, interview, interviews, interviewing, gripe, gripes, griping, complain, complains, complaining, complaint, complaints, whinge, whinges, whinging, celebrity interview, celebrity interviews
"Are we there yet?"
Tags:trojan horse, horse costume, horse costumes, horse, horses, leg, legs, walking, road trip, road trips, family trip, family trips, family vacation, family vacations, travelling with kids, traveling with kids, travelling with children, traveling with children, kid, kids, child, children, family, families, are we there yet, cliche, cliches, complaint, complaints, complaining, whinging, whinging, whine, whinge
"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, moan, moans, moaning, complaint, complaints, complain, complains, complaining, after work, office supplies
"Can I bring you something else to complain about?"
Tags:waiting, waiter, waitress, waitresses, complain, complaining, complaints, fussy, complaints, picky, frustrating, professional, restaurant, restaurants, staff, employees, public, customers, customer, whine, grumble, whines, grumbles, fuss, polite, civil, passive aggressive, pass agg, customer service
"I don't know, Al. On the one hand, there's no doubt that it's a made-work, dead-end job, but, on the other hand, it's also a vice-presidency."
Tags:dick cheney, vice president, vice presidents, useless, uselessness, figurehead, figureheads, occupation, occupations, dead end job, dead end jobs, make work, job, jobs, paper pusher, paper pushers, complain, complains, complaint, complaints, impotent, impotence, useless, uselessness, worthless, self-worth, prestige, prestigious, prestigious job, prestigious jobs, prestigious position, prestigious positions, bartending, bartender, bartenders, made work, bush administration, white house, cabinet, cabinets, cabinet position, cabinet positions
"When I first learned that men and women have significantly different ways of thinking, I said, 'Excellent! This calls for a drink!' "
Tags:cocktail bar, cocktail bars, bartender, bartenders, bar, bars, pub, pubs, drink, drinks, drinking, alcohol, cocktail, cocktails, communicate, communication, drinker, drinkers, drunk, martini, martinis, women, woman, men, man, relationships, relationship, vent, venting, complain, complaint, complaints, complaining
"I understood it was to be appropriately garnished."
Tags:restaurant, restaurants, dining out, eating out, meal, meals, food, eating, dining, waiter, waiters, server, servers, service, customer service, order, orders, menu, menus, fish, unhappy, unsatisfied, unsatisfactory, complaint, complaints, complaining, garnish, garnishes, garnished, appropriate, inappropriate, fancy, picky, fussy, picky eater, picky eaters, fussy eater, fussy eaters, not as advertised
"If only the aftertaste came first."