"Give the footwear you took back," I said gruffly
, as Vinnie Jones might have done.
The glossy open-air trade centre plaza between Shaikh Saeed Hall 3 and the Dubai Trade Centre Hotel Apartments is teeming with tired-looking shoppers taking a hard-earned break - some off to a quick drag on a cigarette while desperately holding on to the bulk of their electronic conquests, some racing against time to finish the burger, gruffly
resting on a 50" LED TV box.
Abigail McKern shines as the nurse; and, fresh from his Tony-nommed turn as Maria in the Globe's "Twelfth Night," Paul Chahidi returns to the Elizabethan era to make a delightfully exasperated mountain out of the molehill that is Henslowe, the theater owner who badly needs Shakespeare to stop indulging himself with writer's block and give him an audience-pleasing, coffer-filling comedy, preferably with a dog, since Queen Elizabeth (a gruffly
imperious Anna Carteret) is partial to them.
John Krasinski gave his facial features a workout when he mugged for the camera on "The Office,'' and Ice Cube has been gruffly
scowling at countless fast-talking buffoons in his movie comedies.
He's played by Ben McKenzie, the gruffly
hunky blank slate from The OC and Southland.
"Ten minutes," he said gruffly
, and my brother and I grinned, pushing back our enormous black-and-white chairs and running toward the marimbas.
When the prospect gruffly
replied, "That's confidential," the salesperson immediately backed off and avoided asking any questions related to that issue for the rest of the call.
They then patted us down from head to toe, groped us really, even running their hands gruffly
over our groins.
During an interview Saber Rebai gave from Lebanon where he was performing at the Lebanese Balbeck Music Festival, he gruffly
spoken star Dennis Waterman has traded for years on his image as a hardman.
One was told gruffly
to queue up with the rest of the crowd and waste a lot of time and energy.
"No Manipur chilli allowed," a policeman said gruffly
He saluted - with his left hand - to the public gallery at the start of the hearing and gruffly
told Judge Orie he did not want "a single letter or sentence" of his indictment read in court.
Once in the parish office I observed an impoverished woman asking for help being rebuffed gruffly
as a nuisance by an associate pastor.
Joe Friday, another famous police character from the old television show "Dragnet." He was famous for gruffly
reminding his sources, "Just the facts, ma'am, just the facts!"