"I used to call people, then I got into e-mailing, then texting, and now I just ignore everyone."
Tags:modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, modern technology, modern technologies, email, emailing, text, texting, messaging, message, messages, text message, text messages, text messaging, e-mail, e-mailing, emails, e-mails, ignore, ignoring, anti social, anti social, unsociable, introvert, introverts, social media, social medias, social network, social networking, smartphone, smartphones, phone, phones, cellphone, cellphones, mobile phone, mobile phones, advancing technology, developing technology, ignore, ignores, ignoring
"And you thought it was so easy just to ignore me on the subway."
Tags:businessman, businessmen, panhandler, panhandlers, panhandling, panhandle, beggar, beggars, begging, beg, busker, buskers, busking, busk, homeless, subway, metro, tub, underground, train, trains, platform, station, stations, ignore, ignoring, can't ignore, elevator, elevators, guitar, guitarist, guitarists, music, musician, musicians, poor
Tags:airplane, airplanes, aeroplane, aeroplanes, jet, jets, air travel, plane travel, fly, flying, seatbelt, seatbelts, safety, health and safety, flight safety, airplane seatbelt, airplane seatbelts, aeroplane seatbelt, aeroplane seatbelts, safety demonstration, obvious, ignore, ignoring, ignorant, ignorance, naive, uninformed, disinterested, disinterest, state the obvious, safety demonstration, safety demo
Woman in prison's visitation room, screaming at prisoner who is reading a newspaper
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Men Working Things Out
"This one's for not asking, and this one's for not telling."
"I feel an intense pride, Robert, that I live in a country rich enough to have war and peace at the same time."
Tags:pride, proud, war, wars, warring, war and peace, time of war, times of war, patriot, patriots, patriotic, ignorance, ignorance is bliss, ignore, ignores, ignoring, wartime, contradiction, contradictions, contradictory, paradox, paradoxes, upper class, upper classes, head in the sand, heads in the sand, afghanistan, war in afghanistan, forgotten war, forgotten wars
"Spare a little eye contact?"
Tags:panhandler, panhandlers, panhandling, homeless, homelessness, social inequality, inequality, begging, beggar, beggars, poverty gap, eye contact, ignore, ignoring, arrogant, arrogance, charity, uncharitable, selfish, selfishness, rich person, rich people, the one percent, the 1 percent, wealth divide, wealth gap
"I've learned not to listen to critics who are right about me."
"Look. They say sit, you sit. They say roll over, you roll over. Where's the prob?"
Tags:sit, sits, sitting, obedient, obedience, cat, cats, dog, dogs, disobedient, disobedience, rolling over, ignore, ignores, ignoring, owner, owners, pet, pets, training, trainer, trainers, obedience school, obedience schools, sit down, sits down, sitting down, roll over, trick, tricks, dog trick, dog tricks
"Just ignore them. They're summer people."
Tags:animal, animals, talking animal, talking animals, fish, shark, sharks, underwater, ocean, sea, summer, summertime, tourist, tourists, tourism, tourist season, travel, traveller, travellers, traveler, travelers, vacationer, vacationers, holiday-goer, holiday-goers, incompetent, incompetents, incompetence, summer people, ignore, ignoring, strange, unusual, dumb, sucker, suckers, season, seasons, seasonal, swimming
"I begged him to learn how to swim—but did he listen?"
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ONE MORNING WHILE GETTING DRESSED,
Tags:ethics, ethical, unethical, getting dressed, dress, shirt, shirts, labor laws, labour laws, trade, trading, neglect, neglecting, ignore, ignoring, ignores, ignored, label, labels, made in, inconsequential, fair trade, fairtrade, fairness, slave labour, slave labor, sweatshop, sweatshops, poor condition, poor conditions, international relations
"What does your mother have to do to get a drink around here?"
Tags:barmen, barman, landlord, landlords, publican, publicans, bartender, bartenders, bar work, bar worker, bar workers, bar stool, bar stools, mom, moms, mum, mums, mother, mothers, motherhood, ignore, ignoring, drinks order, drinks orders, drink order, drink orders, customer service, customer satisfaction, customer services
"To be frozen solid for a while on the north slope of Mt. Everest would, I occasionally feel, be a welcome change."
Tags:relationship, relationships, relationship issues, relationship problems, marriage, marriages, married life, couple, couples, husband, husbands, wife, wives, spouse, spouses, argument, arguments, arguing, fight, fights, fighting, conflict, conflicts, angry, anger, cold shoulder, ignoring, ignore, mount everest, mt. everest, climbing, climber, climbers, mountain, mountains, mountain climbing, mountain climber, mountain climbers, winter, wintertime, cold, freezing, icy, frozen, frozen solid, slope, slopes, north, welcome change, welcome changes, geroge mallory, mallory
"Don't walk away from me while I'm not paying any attention to you."
"Your faucet is running."
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"I want you to play a bigger role in the day-to-day operations of ignoring the obvious."
Tags:ignore, ignores, ignoring, ignore the obvious, ignoring the obvious, promotion, promotions, manager, managers, head in the sand, ostrich, ostriches, bigger role, bigger roles, management role, management roles, managing, day-to-day operations, greater involvement, executive, executives, chief executive, chief executives, uninterested, disinterested, corporate ladder, corporate ladders, peter principle
"Did I ever tell you what happened to a friend of mine once?"
Tags:car show room, car show rooms, car sales, car showroom, car showrooms, jealous, jealousy, beauty standards, competition, competitor, competitors, gender issues, anecdote, anecdotes, distraction, distractions, ignore, ignoring, envy, envious, green eyed monsters, comparison, comparisons, self judgement, self-judgement
For Emergency Use Only
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" I'm sorry. I was so busy listening to myself talk that I forgot what I was saying."
Tags:self-involved, self-obsessed, self-obsession, talk, talks, talking, conversation, conversations, conversationalist, conversationalists, bad date, bad dates, date, dates, dating, single, single life, ignore, ignores, ignoring, not listening, husband, husbands, wife wives, argument, arguments, bicker, bickers, bickering, fight, fights, fighting, couple, couples, chat, chats, chatting
"Here out West there are so many incredible places to smoke."
Tags:culture clash, clash, clashed, clashing, country, countryside, persona, personas, sticks, out in the sticks, metro, metropolitan, class, classes, city, city kid, city life, city boy, city living, urban, urbanity, urban life, urban living, urban world, modern life, modern living, culture shock, culture, cultures, liberal, liberal elites, townies, couple, couples, rural, mid west, midwest, mid-west, vacation, vacations, holiday, holidays, roadtrip, road trip, drive, driving, driver, drives, unfamiliar, unfamiliar territory, smoke, smoking, smoke break, out west, ignorance, ignoring, ignore, ignored, ignoring, out west, west, midwest, regional, regions, america, united states
"I only overshare because you never listen."
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"Honey, I'm home."
Tags:relationship, relationships, relationship issues, relationship problems, marriage, marriages, married life, couple, couples, husband, husbands, wife, wives, spouse, spouses, home, homes, coming home, returning home, businessman, businessmen, reading, ignore, ignoring, not listening, cold shoulder