"I want to apologise for calling this meeting on such short notice."
Tags:business meeting, business meetings, meeting, meetings, board meeting, board meetings, spaghetti, pasta, fork, forks, dinner time, meal, meals, meal time, short notice, rush, in a rush, interruption, interruptions, overworked, overworking, management style, management styles, professionalism, unprofessional, lunchbreak, lunch time
"I went with the tasting menu."
"Humor should be employed to defuse tension, not create it."
Tags:family, family scene, dinner, dinner time, dinner table, tense, tension, trouble, troublesome, precocious, precocious kid, kid, kids, child, childhood, childish, parent, parents, parenting, parental, dad, dads, new dad, new baby, new parent, new parents, father, fathers, fatherhood, nostalgia, nostalgic, mom, moms, mum, mums, new mom, new mum, new moms, new mums, new mother, mother, mothers, motherhood, strict, strictly, discipline, disciplines, humour, humor, age appropriate
Cat eating fish from fishbowl.
"Thank goodness you're here. His dish is empty."
Tags:dog, dogs, canine, canines, pet, pet, pet dog, pet dogs, gender issues, misogyny, household tasks, household chores, domestic tasks, domestic chores, dog food, dinner, dinner time, dining, animal, animals, anthropomorphism, talking animal, talking animals, marriage, cohabit, co habit, co-habit, cohabitation, co habitation, co habitation, unfair, unfairness, discrimination, discriminatory, gender discrimination, lazy, laziness, useless, uselessness, irritated, irritate, irritation, irritated wife, anthropomoric
"Peas and carrots, peas and carrots, always together... but are the really happy?"
Tags:dinner, dinners, dinner time, dinner times, peas and carrots, veg, vegetables, big question, big questions, the big questions, couple, couples, husband and wife, husbands and wives, marriages, long term relationship, long term relationship, long-term relationships, unhappy marriage, unhappy marriages, unhappy relationship, unhappy relationships
Tunnel of Whale Guts
Tags:home from home, vacation, vacations, holiday, holidays, time off, time off work, kid, kids, children, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, meeting, meetings, business meeting, business meetings, boardroom, boardrooms, board meeting, board meetings, dinner time, dinner times, family meal, family meals, dinner table, dinner tables, dread, dreading
"Does anything die and become dessert?"
Tags:vulture, vultures, carrion eater, carrion eaters, bird, birds, carrion bird, carrion birds, child, kid, kids, childhood, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, dinner, dinner time, dinnertime, pudding, dinners, puddings, dessert, desserts, chick, chicks, vulture chick, vulture chicks, baby vulture, learn, learning, inquisitive, scavenging bird of prey, scavenging birds of prey, scavenger, scavengers, unfair, unfairness, question, questions, eat your dinner first
"You're lost. This is Mom's apple pie."
"Because this family isn't ready to hold democratic elections- that's why!"
"This may not be Downton Abbey, but I do prefer when you dress for dinner."
Tags:dinner, dinner time, dinner times, standards, falling standards, edwardian, edwardians, stately home, stately homes, upper class, upper classes, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, lazy, laziness, layabout, layabout, social hierarchy, social hierarchies, couple, couples, husband and wife, husbands and wives
"Do we want to be members of a small, elite club of families willing to respond to insurance-survey questions during dinnertime?"
Tags:cold calling, cold-calling, insurance salesmen, insurance salesman, insurance sales, nuisance call, nuisance calls, nuisance calling, survey, surveys, questionnaire, questionnaires, sales pitch, sales pitches, dinnertime, dinnertimes, dinner time, customer feedback, consumer feedback, consumer questionnaire
Dining Infraction, Too Much Tabouli on the Tie!
Tags:dinner, dinners, dinner time, tabouli, infraction, infractions, referee, referees, foul, fouls, messy eater, messy eaters, impolite, uncivilised, uncivilized, eating out, dining out, bad eater, bad eaters, offense, offenses, infringe, infringement, infringements, offence, offences, umpire, umpires
"From here it looks like liver and onions."
Tags:king, kings, royal, royals, royalty, servant, servants, priorities, bad priorities, wrong priorities, dinner, dinner time, supper, supper time, food, pie, pies, disappointing, disappointment, disappointments, let down, let downs, let-down, let-downs, hungry, hangry, advance warning, aide, aides, kings aide, king's aide
"And if you want to wait, Daddy will make yummy desert when he gets home."
Tags:parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, growing up, parenting skills, good parenting, child rearing, kid, kids, child, childhood, upbringing, show off, show offs, showing off, lecturer, lecturers, lecturing, taking notes, advice, giving advice, good advice, multitasking, multitasker, multitaskers, dinner, dinner time
Recipes from the Revised Senior Citizen Cookbook
Tags:senior, seniors, senior citizen, senior citizens, unhealthy, unhealthy meal, unhealthy meals, dinner, dinners, dinnertime, dinnertimes, dinner time, dinner times, grandmothers, grandma, grandmas, grandparent, grandparents, grandpa, grandpas, ice cream, generation gap, generation gaps, fat, fats, fatty, fatty food, fatty foods, fitness, physical fitness, old-fashioned, lard, cook, cooks, cooking, recipe, recipes, recipe book, recipe books
"Something this big."
Tags:restaurant, waiter, waiters, menu, menus, waiting staff, order, ordering, eating out, dining out, this big, greed, greed, mouth, mouths, open mouth, open mouths, hungry, hunger, over eat, over eating, obesity, obese, obesity crisis, obesity problems, glutton, gluttony, dinner, dinners, dinner time
"Mom usually chews it up for us."
Tags:bird, birds, baby birds, baby bird, chick, chicks, babysitter, babysitters, babysitting, nest, nests, feeding time, parent, parents, parenting, kid, kids, child, children, childhood, parenthood, dependant, dependants, young dependants, mollycoddle, mollycoddling, baby, cosset, overindulge, overindulgent, spoilt, spoilt child, spoilt kid, spoilt children, spoilt kids, worm, worms, dinner time, overparent, overparenting, pandering, manipulate, manipulation, parenting issues, aves
Place Settings for the Elderly
Tags:place setting, place settings, fine dining, eating out, dining out, cutlery, crockery, denture, dentures, false teeth, fake teeth, old age, aging, losing teeth, lost teeth, elderly people, old people, table setting, table settings, setting the table, utensil, utensils, dinner, dinners, dinner time, dinner times, missing teeth, rotten teeth, full dentures, full-dentures, flexible dentures
"Pardon me, would you mind passing the ketchup?"
Tags:city living, 1940s new york, 1940s city apartment, city apartment, apartment living, cramped apartment, living at close quarters, close quarters, overcrowding, overcrowded, apartment buildings, apartment building, tenement, tenements, 1940s tenements, pass the ketchup, supper, dinner, dinner time, neighbours, neighbors, neighbor, neighbour, vintage, vintage cartoon, vintage cartoons, 1940s
"Ryan, are you giving your vegetables to the Roomba again?"
Tags:dinner, dinners, tea, dinner time, tea time, family meal, family meals, vegetables, vegtable, veg, eat your veg, eat your vegetables, family, families, parent, parenting, parents, parenthood, feeding the dog, vacuum, vacuums, vacuum cleaner, vacuum cleaners, robot vacuum, robot vacuums, parenting fails
"Just ignore him, Linda. He's always looking for a way to get out of doing the dishes."
Tags:dinner, dinner time, double date, double dates, husband, husbands, partner, partners, meditate, mediates, meditating, meditation, buddhism, buddhist, buddhists, inner peace, finding inner peace, crossed-legs, cross legs, dishes, find, finds, finding, finding inner peace, dishes, doing the dishes, washing up, clearing up, excuse, excuses, get out, getting out, ignore, ignores, ignoring, marriage problems, marriage issues
"Are you going to play with that?"