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The New Year is just around the corner; and with the arrival of 2015 comes the expiration of a contract and the retirement of David Letterman.
For those of you who are fans, you know that David Letterman is the longest-serving late-night talk show host in TV history, gracing audiences with “thousands of hours of comedic entertainment…interviews, and brilliant moments of candor and perspective around national events.”
With Letterman came the Late Show Top Ten List, a regular segment of the CBS program where Letterman would read entries in reverse countdown order, accompanied by a drum roll and at its conclusion, a brief performance by the band.
In honor of the man who gave his audiences 21 years of late-night wit and gravitas, I present to you in (non-comedic) Letterman style:
The Top 10 Things You Don’t Want to Hear in Dialogue.
10. I don’t feel safe with these people; so I’m not going to say anything.
9. There’s too much uncertainty in this group.
8. I know the answers.
7. I don’t need to ask any questions.
6. As the leader of a large organization, people want to hear what I have to say.
5. Things are moving too slowly.
4. It’s too quiet; please – someone talk.
3. I can’t believe she said that!
2. That person is really ticking me off.
1. I hear what you’re saying, but…
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