"Screw this—I'm going to work for the tabloids."
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"All those in favor of the new me say 'Aye.' "
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"I always lived vicariously. Why can't I die vicariously?"
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Tags:offices, office job, office jobs, office work, office worker, office workers, desk job, desk jobs, monotony, monotonous, repetition, still here, modern life, disappointment, disappointments, dead end career, dead end careers, dead-end career, dead-end careers, life choice, career choices, underappreciated, dedicated, dedication, let down, let downs, let-down, let-downs
"Kennel changes a dog, Muffin."
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"In order to be free I had to make certain adjustments."
Tags:fish, goldfish, goldfish bowl, goldfish bowls, fishbowl, fishbowls, escape, escaping, evolve, evolving, evolution, theory of evolution, darwinism, charles darwin, on the origin of species, surgery, plastic surgery, self betrayal, self-betrayal, moving on, freedom, life choice, life choices, life decision, life decisions, legs
"Wilt thou really have this man to be thy wedded husband?"
"I'm highly respected in my field, should I choose to pursue it."
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"Forty-one years of marriage. That's a long, long learning curve."
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"Don't worry, Howard. The big questions are multiple choice."
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"We think he picked it up at the kennel."
Trimming the Hedge
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Tags:midlife crisis, mid-life crisis, midlife-crisis, swapsies, middle school, trade, trades, disappointment, disappointments, middle age, getting old, getting older, ageing, modern life, recess, lunch break, lunch time, lunch break, lunch break, regret, regrets, life choice, life choices, depression, depressed, mental health, mental health issues
Tags:bagel, bagels, street food, food cart, food carts, food trucks, food truck, consumerism, consumerist, consumerists, market, marketing, marketing tactic, marketing tactics, healthy eating, multigrain, multigrain bagel, life choices, life choice, unhappy, unhappiness, depressed, depression, depressive, depressives, mental health, mental health, mental health problem, mental health problems, mental health issue, mental health issues, reassess, reassessing, life goal, life goals, first world problems, misery, miserable, life cycle, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes
"It's actually a nice change. Before Eddie's business failed we were living in a gilded cage."
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"I went with the flow and wound up in the French quarter."
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"I hate what we've become."
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"Hastings- get rid of my lavish life style."
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"I worked hard, I played hard and I embezzled hard."
Tags:white collar crime, white collar crimes, white collar criminal, white collar criminals, corrupt, corruption, embezzling, embezzlement, embezzler, embezzlers, prison, prisons, jail, jails, work hard play hard, work life balance, work-life balance, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, big business, big businesses, regret, regrets, regretful, mistake, mistakes, life choice, life choices, big mistake, big mistakes
Clam at a crossroads
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The Projecting Psychic
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"To tell you the truth, I never thought downward mobility would be so, well, downward."
Cost Benefit Ratio
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