"Listen. It's at the quiet moments like this that you can actually hear the meter running."
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"I'll have someone come in and prep you for the bill."
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"I've never said this to a woman before, but here goes: We're not paying you enough."
"What Hershey bar? I don't see any Hershey bar."
"I can't get into specifics about your bill - that's operational."
"How much more would this be worth if something happened to you?"
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"By the way, Sam, as someday you'll be paying for my entitlements, I'd like to thank you in advance."
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"I accept candy or cash - I don't take stickers."
"Pshaw! I grabbed the wrong bag."
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"As you know, Ed, my pockets are considerably deeper than yours. Therefore, in addition to my share I'll be needing a percentage of yours."
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"I thought all the bills we were going to ignore were coming electronically."
"I give you a fifty-fifty chance. Pay me up front, and I'll make it sixty-forty."
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"I'm your attorney, Artie, and it's essential that you level with me. Can you or can you not pay me?"
"Not to worry, folks. We embrace all forms of payment."
"I just heard that when you die your social security checks stop!"
"I've gotten plenty of table scraps but no one has ever given me money under the table."
"If we put you in our collections department, Do you think you could hound people?"
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"Room, board, books, and tuition--I draw the line at corkage fees."
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Meet the Author's Advance
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"Just a reminder, … I'll be billing all seven personalities together."
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"How will you be paying? Crypto, Venmo, electronic fund transfer, credit card, check, cash, precious metals, brightly colored shells or livestock?"
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"You mean you're just going to throw 274 mortgage payments out the window?"
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"Whatever you do, keep up with your mortgage payments."
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"I think you can really picture yourself struggling to make payments here."
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"It hurts when I pay."
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