"Please have a seat. Mr. Thorndyke will be back shortly."
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"I can't live without you in my life, but I can live without you in my way.''
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"That's it... Keep moving... Almost there... Don't look at me... Just a little more... Atta boy... Not far now... Don't look at me."
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"If we'd wanted running commentary we would have waited for the DVD."
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"You know, during these debates there's something that all too often gets ignored."
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QUINTUPLE BYPASSES EXPLAINED.
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"Are you taking anyone for the pain?"
Tags:pain, pains, medication, medications, medical, prescription, prescriptions, prescription med, prescription meds, prescription medication, prescription medications, lingering pain, lingering pains, painful, painfulness, doctor, doctors, distract, distracts, distracting, distraction, distractions
"It's agreed, then—we look for a new place for lunch."
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One of the chief causes of the War of 1812 was British insistence on impressing American seamen.
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The Letter E
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"Look, I didn't come down here to work on our relationship. I came here to work on my backhand."
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"Me? I thought you were raising them."
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"It looks like the internal bleeding should - I'm sorry. It's taking everything in my power not to tickle you right now."
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Tags:writer, writers, writing, writer's write, write, written, writes, author, authors, poet, poets, poetry, pom, poems, distract, distracted, distraction, insurance, insured, insure, comp, compensation, compensate, compensating, compensates, insurance broker, broker, brokers, invest, investment, spoof, spoofed, parody, parodied, parodies
"Today, we will talk about your phony numbers. We will not talk about the I.R.S. having too many cooks!"
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Distractions Of The Great
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"Can we forget about our dainty little tracks in the snow for ﬁve seconds and try to concentrate on what we're out here for?"
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"Clues, Watson? How can I find clues when all I see is germs?"
Tags:literature, literary, word play, play on words, bookworm, book worm, bookworms, book worm, book, books, novel, novels, library, librarians, librarian, book lover, book lovers, literature, literary, lit, lit major, read, reading, avid reader, readers, reader, novel, novels, novelist, novelists, bookstore, book store, bookstores, book stores, sherlock holmes, holmes, watson, clean, cleaning, cleaner, cleanliness, germ, germs, clean freak, cleanfreak, clean-freak, murder mystery, mystery, mysteries, distract, distraction, distractions, distracted, ocd
"Don't you dare float your head to the ceiling while I'm talking to you!"
A Visit From The Procrastination Muse
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"And where do you see your mustache in five years?"
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"If anyone wants me, I'll be right in front of your face while you're furiously texting."
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"I suppose you realize you're ruining my Tai Chi session."
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Ice cream flavors.
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