"You're kidding. I thought it was Friday."
"I miss handshakes"
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"These new regulations will fundamentally change the way we get around them."
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"I've given him your message. If you'll just take a seat, he'll be out in a moment with his hands up."
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"We can't dispense with the formalities, George - there'd be nothing left."
"Mr. Goodrich, it's time we called each other by our first names."
"Oh, fine, thanks. And yourself?"
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Not An Exit
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"I do hope you'll excuse the formality of the clamps."
"The board is in agreement, then - rock and roll will never die."
"I'd like to say something to you, Miriam - strictly off the record, of course."
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"If it's got my ass on it, it's befitting of royalty."
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