"I suggest you air your woes through the media."
"Sorry, sir, but none of our food is very good. It's the chef's way of punishing the rich."
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"I feel like there are two people in this body!"
Tags:fussbudget, fussbudgets, curmudgeon, curmudgeons, crank, cranks, cranky, irritable, irritation, annoyance, annoyances, pessimist, pessimists, annoying, annoyed, misanthropist, misanthropists, misanthropy, self-loathing, public transportation, mechanical things, grievance, grievances, unhappiness, frustration, aggravation, dissatisfaction, anger
"I know by outward standard I'm successful, but a voice inside my head keeps saying, 'Where's your private plane?"
Tags:executive, executives, manager, managers, boss, bosses, business executive, business executives, business manager, business managers, rich person, rich people, wealthy person, wealth, wealthy people, success, successful, private jet, private jets, first world problems, dissatisfied, dissatisfaction, competitive, competitiveness, ambition, ambitious, modern life, wealth gap, wealth divide, class divide, the one percent
"If you're bored with yourself, imagine how I feel."
Tags:couple, couples, husband and wife, husbands and wives, marriages, boring people, boring person, boring relationship, boring relationships, long term relationship, long term relationship, long-term relationships, dissatisfied, dissatisfaction, pragmatic, pragmatism, honest, honesty, straight talking, insult, insults, insulting
"Where do you get off saying my kid is grade level?"
Tags:education, school, schools, schooling, teaching, teacher, teachers, student, students, classroom, classrooms, class, classes, parent-teacher conference, parent-teacher conferences, parent-teacher interview, parent-teacher interviews, meeting, meetings, kid, kids, child, children, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, motherhood, father, fathers, fatherhood, dad, dads, family, families, unsatisfied, dissatisfied, dissatisfaction, upset, angry, grade level, grade levels, marking, grading, mark, marks, grade, grades, primary, elementary, kindergarten, modern education, preschool, nursery school, childcare, daycare, modern life
'I'd rather be hunting.'
"It looked cute when I saw it on someone pretty."
"You roast in summer, you freeze in winter and the rest of the time it's carnivorous pig bats."
"Do I detect a new resentment?"
"Do you want to be vaguely dissatisfied with Italian or Korean?"
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"I'm frustrated because I wish I were criticizing greater things."
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Back to The Present - I
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"If you want something done right, you have to live in the past."
Tags:old age, the elderly, old people, elderly people, ageing, back in the day, reminisce, reminiscing, complain, complaining, doing things right, the good old days, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, modern technology, modern technologies, grumble, grumbling, dissatisfied, dissatisfaction
"It's a good mix of disaffected and affected."
Tags:modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, cocktail party, cocktails parties, disaffected, disaffection, affection, affected behaviours, affected behaviour, affected manner, party, parties, conversation, conversation, privilege, privileged, middle class, middle class lifestyle, lifestyle, life style, life styles, life style, dissatisfied, dissatisfaction, disenchanted, disenchant, disenchantment, discontent, discontented, discontentment
"I just figured it out – we're in the cheap seats."
Tags:theatre, theater, theatres, theaters, cheap seats, cheap seat, restricted view, restricted view seats, living room, living rooms, sitting room, sitting rooms, relationship, relationships, marriage, marriages, dissapointment, disappointments, substandard, cheap, life as art, metatheatrical, metatheatricality, metatheatre, metatheater, missing out, missing out on something, dissatisfied, dissatisfaction, dissatisfying
"This has been fun, dear. Can we go back to Larchmont now?"
Tags:downtown loft, downtown lofts, loft, lofts, loft apartment, loft apartments, new york, new york city, new yorker, new yorkers, manhattan, manhattanite, manhattanites, real estate, out of touch, oversize, oversized, larchmont, upscale, couple, couples, dissatisfaction, indecision, indecisive, opulent, opulence, real estate, penthouse suite, penthouse suites
"You know who's a big pain in the a*s? Europe."
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"What can you do with him?"
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"My first husband never brought home anything smaller than a water buffalo."
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"So, even after we've bought us a new car, our lives remain fundamentally unchanged."
Tags:limo, limos, limousine, limousines, wealth divide, wealth divides, wealth inequality, financial inequality, economic inequality, income inequality, limo driver, limo drivers, personal driver, personal drivers, rich and famous, new car, new cars, dissatisfaction, dissatisfied, unhappiness, money can't make you happy, money can't buy happiness
"I hate what we've become."
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"Look, Joel, you're relatively young, have a relatively nice job and a relatively nice wife. There's no reason in the world why you shouldn't be relatively happy."