"Your kids have left and gone on to lives of their own..." a dog yelps while his owner runs away.
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"Well, we gave up on those chopsticks pretty quickly didn't we?"
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"I've decided to cut and run."
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"Young people frequently feel elated, son. This is perfectly healthy as long as they keep in mind that there isn't any valid reason for it."
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"Half Empty. Half Empty. Half Empty-"
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"I'm having a pajama day."
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"Who's going to know I read this paragraph three times?"
"You can wrap it up in a pretty package, but it's still life."
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"Come back—I can change!"
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"The parking is terrible, so we decided to never do anything again."
"Your editor wants to know if you have enough flexibility to just give up."
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"Tomorrow night let's switch back to gin."
"Screw it. I'm endangered anyways."
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Sign at a crosswalk that reads "Do what you want. I don't care anymore."
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"I was going to chuck it all and go to Paris but I didn't have enough frequent-flier miles."
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"I don't care who's naughty or nice anymore-I only keep track of who's crossed me."
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"I thought I'd stay home today and accept the things I can't change."
"My attorney feels it's unwise for me to continue to represent you."
"I've learned to give up when I hear Brooklyn in your voice."
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"I'm going to ask for a fork. Don't try to stop me."
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"I'm looking for a position where I can slowly lose sight of what I originally set out to do with my life, with benefits."
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"Give up on things getting better ye who enter here."
"Have it your way- I'm happier than you are."
"Consider yourself chased."
Then on the Eighth Day
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