"I'm afraid we have no Grand Panjandrum as such. What we have is a Mr. Kemnitzer."
"I'm sorry, sir, but I don't believe you know us well enough to call us the Fed."
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"Fenwick, Benton & Perkins. How may I direct your call?"
"I need it yesterday."
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"Carol, check my appointment book—something's not right."
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"There's a Mr. Egg McMuffin here who says we've been using his name without permission."
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"If nothing else needs welding, Paula, I'm going to lunch."
Tags:office, offices, business, businesses, businessman, businessmen, executive, executives, reception, receptionist, receptionists, secretary, secretaries, work, worker, workers, working, welder, welding, weld, welded, intercom, intercoms, trades, trade, blue collar, labor, laborer, laborers, labour, labourer, labourers, lunch, lunch break
"Senator, the American people, whom you often mention in your speeches, would like a word with you."
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"Oh, hang on a sec - he's just coming in."
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"Good morning. Fen, Boscage, Bracken & Spinney."
Tags:business, businesswoman, businesswomen, manager, managers, management, office, offices, office life, secretary, secretaries, receptionist, receptionists, plant, plants, plant lady, plant ladies, houseplant, houseplants, garden, gardens, gardener, gardeners, gardening, vine, vines, bush, bushes, grass, decoration, decor, woman, women, green thumb
"They have extraordinary taste."
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"Just take a seat, Mr. Bern. You're acting as if you were the only one here who's been shot."
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"There's nobody in right now. They're all out looking for hanky-panky."
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"Alright, Ms. Ramsey, send in the clones."
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"Whom should I say is calling?"
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"Could you come in here and chase my tail?"
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"Don't forget to torch the place when you leave."
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"Uninsured? That needn't be a problem. We can refer you to a very fine doctor in Ottawa."
Tags:hospital, hospitals, clinic, clinics, doctor's office, doctor's office, medical, medicine, doctor, doctors, patient, patients, health, health care, healthcare, bill, bills, money, medical bill, medical bills, medical costs, cost, costs, expenses, expensive, medical billing, health insurance, universal healthcare, universal health care, socialised medicine, socialized medicine, socialised healthcare, socialised health care, socialized healthcare, socialized health care, medicaid, medicare, obamacare, health coverage, uninsured, no insurance, no heath insurance, no health coverage, receptionist, receptionists, ottawa, canada, canadian, referral, referrals, international, medical tourism, medical tourist, medical tourists
"Would you like a little phone sex while you hold?"
"Forgive the informality—my secretary is on vacation."
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"Will you be needing any more repressed sexual tension before I leave for the day, sir?"
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"Would you like to take your old face?"
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"Actually, there were a number of messages while you were in prison."
"Well, if you hadn't misfiled it in the first place it wouldn't have been lost."
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"Miss Dugan, will you send someone in here who can distinguish right from wrong?"
Tags:boss, bosses, moral, morals, office, offices, businessman, businessmen, business, businesses, executive, executives, intercom, intercoms, secretary, secretaries, receptionist, receptionists, ethics, ethical, conscience, consciences, ethical compass, moral compass, morality, moral code, moral codes, corporate ethics, business ethics