"Take your pick—those people are talking schools. Next to them is real estate, and over by the stairs is money."
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"If it slows down, just ask my father about the murder he always swears he did not commit."
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Cocktail Napkins for Today
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"I want to forewarn you—tonight's topic seems to be phallocentrism, and Jessica is in a take-no-prisoners mood."
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"Would you ask the chef to hurry? We're running out of conversation."
"It's your turn. I've run out of pleasantries for the gauntlet."
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"Did you like Ike and all that?"
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"What did you think of that book that I already know everyone else in the world's opinion about?"
"Would you care for something to talk about during dinner?"
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"I've hated Tom Brady forever, but I'll always be grateful to him for giving us something else to talk about."
"We're going out with Joe and Rita next Tuesday. They want to know whether we want to talk about Tuscany or carbs."
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"It's just brains, brains, brains with that guy!"
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