"Sorry for the wait, but it's been like Grand Central station in here."
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"Gentlemen, it's time we gave some serious thought to the effects of global warming."
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"As a courtesy for the inconvenience, please accept a voucher for three additional hours of your life, redeemable upon your death."
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"Oh, hang on a sec - he's just coming in."
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"We bring gold and frankincense. The myrrh is in the mail."
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"Yours is what's taking so long."
Journal Entry Six.
"'We'll put it in the hopper, we'll put it in the hopper.' Do you realize how many things we've got in the hopper already?"
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The Fierce Urgency of Now
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"Due to an earlier incident, this train is being held in the station."
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"The British are probably coming, but it's been a busy week and they aren't feeling a hundred per cent and they'll text later."
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"Please forgive us for being so late- we had parking issues."
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"Dear Wendy, please excuse the tardiness of my response to your recent tweet from Hoboken."
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"Think of this as a 'Be here now' exercise."
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Einstein Discovers That Time is Actually Laundry
"There'll be a little wait - would you like to have a drink at the bar?"
"I'll put you on the next flight, but first I have to type each of these keys ten million times."
"Take heed! For your journey is filled with long delays and unexpected service changes."
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"Can you give me a minute? There are a few key people I want to take along with me."
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"The crew is getting restless, captain."
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Planned Service Changes
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"Your pilot is still de-icing."
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"And coach says to hurry it up because we're delaying '60 Minutes.'"
"Sharp pencils, clean paper, good light, comfortable chair, hot coffee, warm room... ready to work... perhaps the room is too warm..."