"What's that persistent, irritating noise?"
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"Before we continue, is there anyone else present who has never seen a dead person?"
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"I've asked you never to call me during naptime."
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"Let me interrupt your expertise with my confidence."
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"Hey, no problem. Just touching base to say 'Hi. How goes it?' and to tell you that we really care about you. And now back to our show."
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"What the hell sort of convenient new feature is this?"
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A musician disturbs his napping pet dog by playing the horn.
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"Can you be in the moment later?"
"Are you busy or are you at work?"
"You can unfasten your seatbelt now, Howard, and move about the cabin at will."
"Give me liberty, or give me just one sec."
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"Must you people always call during state dinners?"
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Adam and Eve and Scott
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"The guy in the cubicle next to yours wants to know if you took one of the rubber ducks that were all in a row on top of his monitor."
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"Fine, ignore me—that's cool! I'm no stranger to unwanted advances myself."
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"Excuse me, do you really have to do that right now???"
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"Would you please refrain from texting while I'm operating!"
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"Tell me, sir. Is it good or bad?"
She's been teaching too long!
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"It's 'She's driving me crazy and I'm not sure whom to turn to.' "
"I'm just emotionally draining him, but I can talk for a sec."
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"I know we didn't accomplish anything, but that's what meetings are for."
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"I suppose you realize you're ruining my Tai Chi session."
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"Ex-cuse me! We're trying to hold a meeting here."