"All right, so I missed your soccer game. But didn't my assistant send you a lovely fruit basket?"
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"What the hell do you want? You know this is my busiest day, Mother!"
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"You people are crazy about Batman—ask him."
"He usually doesn't see anybody without an appointment, but since you brought pizza ..."
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"While we've got the chance, Dad, we'd like to thank you for these little glimpses of you we've had through the years!"
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"I'm coming - I just need some 'me' time."
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"Next week is out. I'll be in Houston merchandising my pain."
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"Listen, pal, they're all emergencies."
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"Of course Daddy could explain what a superconducting supercollider is, sweetie, but just at the moment Daddy is watching 'America's Most Wanted.'"
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"I'd love to chat, Dave, but unless it's high-powered, high-quality, high-finance, high-tech chat, I just don't have the time."
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"Not now, can't you see daddy's working."
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"I wish I could find the time to take a time management course."