"It's like you haven't heard a single thing I've thought."
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"I'm sorry, I didn't hear what you said. I was listening to my body."
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"I can't understand a word you say when your helmet is shut."
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"For one million dollars, what have I been talking about for the past ten minutes: the upcoming election, my mother, my job, or an article in the Home section about kitchen makeovers?"
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"That will be all, Mallison. I must say I like the way you kept your mouth shut throughout our little talk."
"I only overshare because you never listen."
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The Tooth Ferret
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The male conversation enhancement pill.
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‘Sat too close to the TV;’ ‘Stared at the Sun For an Hour,’ ‘Put Out My Eye With a BB Gun.’
"Go ahead. Tell me your troubles. I promise to say 'Awww' in all the right places."
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"She thought he was a good listener. Turns out he was a decoy."
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"If you had listened to me when you were twelve, you wouldn't be in this mess."
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"That's just the booze listening."
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"Ignorance of 'drop that' is no excuse."
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"Are you talking to me?"
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"Fire department, I guess—point is I made too much pasta."
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"Have you tried doing the thing you just told me you tried?"
"Of course I'm listening. I'm in a heightened state of alert."