Whether the task at hand is disposing of retail stores in California, a distribution center in Tennessee, or a shuttered factory in Chicago, the real estate consultant is counted upon
to turn illiquid assets into cash, quickly and efficiently, achieving an optimal tradeoff between time and price.
Viewed this way, the bohemian and the bourgeois are symbiotes: the bohemian is parasitic upon the institutions of bourgeois society (both as something to rebel against and as a source of potential patrons), and the bourgeois cultivates the bohemian as a kind of foil, someone who can be counted upon
to deliver the occasional therapeutic shock -- and, more importantly, someone who can be exploited as part of the bourgeois quest for ever-expanding markets.
Bull, who came out of a short-lived retirement to take his chance against Khan, is a wily campaigner who can be counted upon
to give his opponent a few problems.
Those individuals may not feature in the tabloids or TV media, but can be counted upon
to work tirelessly to improve communities and to assist young people improve their educational and life skills while challenging the dangers of drugs and yob culture.
While the ways of demonstrating one's love are virtually limitless, two staples can be counted upon
to set the mood for romance: red roses and rose champagne.
Although that is certainly a priority, their judgment and recommendations cannot be counted upon
to be in your best interests.
If plunked in a Canadian city, the padre could be counted upon
to converse honestly with vagrants--not "minister to" them--undeterred by tuberculosis and lice, or sharing his lunch with a criminal
I am proud to be part of an organization where even the most unlikely aid, that of competitors, can be counted upon
by NAPCA members.
There is something different behaviorally and physiologically when you're not an employee who, perhaps, is counted upon
to go along with the company agenda.
Weems can always be counted upon
to impart loving truths and "on-time" wisdom to let us see ourselves from a new perspective.
Whenever conflicts arose among community members, the elders were counted upon
to resolve the disagreements.
Rattling off the names of some 25 right-wing television pundits, Alterman rhetorically inquires, "Who among the liberals can be counted upon
to be as ideological, as relentless, and as nakedly partisan as George Will, Bob Novak, Pat Buchanan.