"Excuse me, sir—care to take a moment to check out my new clipboard? Ma'am? I just got a new clipboard. New clipboard, anyone? Anyone?"
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"According to our time-and-motion studies, you handle your time very well but a lot of your motion is wasted."
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"Are we all ready for an energy survey by Con Ed?"
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"I'm not trying to sell you anything, sir. I'm doing market research, and all I ask is two or three hours of your time to answer a few thousand questions."
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"O.K. That covers the last meal. Now, which would you prefer, hanging, electrocution, or lethal injection?"
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"May I ask you, sir, if our little jingle on TV had anything to do with your decision to take along the missus?"
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Results of the Tropical Fish Sex Survey
"It's NBC. They want to know what it's personally worth to us for them to keep 'E.R.' on the air."
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"How would you like me to answer that question? As a member of my ethnic group, educational class, income group, or religious category?"
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"You call yourselves a demographic?"
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"Hi! I'm Carl, from Amazon fulfillment. Would you mind telling us how you feel about your online shopping experience?"
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"Just one more question: Do you think Mario Cuomo is too thin-skinned to go all the way?"
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"Do we want to be members of a small, elite club of families willing to respond to insurance-survey questions during dinnertime?"
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When Focus Group Researchers Go Head to Head
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Moses parts the Red Sea while a follower searches with a metal detector.
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"There's a customer-satisfaction questionnaire for you to fill out and for us to not look at and immediately throw away."
"Still won't talk, eh? Well I'd hate for it to get slightly colder in here."
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"After you confess, can you fill out this survey to help us improve our interrogation methods?"
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"Tonight there is no news and recent surveys indicate that that my be good news."
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"One final question: Do you own or have you ever owned a fur coat?"
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"It's ten o'clock, and seventy-seven per cent of the people think all is well!"
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"I enjoyed the sauna very much, and may I say this is the friendliest bank in my whole business experience?"
"Before you go, would you mind taking a few moments to fill out a short form rating your relationship experience?"
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"Oh my, everybody you mentioned would make a great President."
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"d you say, 'better the devil you know,' or 'throw the rascal out' or 'other'?"
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