Dilbert: I got your email, but I didn't have time to include your upgrades on my analysis. It's better to be timely than right because our boss can't judge the quality of our work, but he knows when it's late.
Alice: Why is it that everything true is also sad?
Dilbert: That's how the truth works.
boss: how's the new lab construction going?
dilbert: i'm having some issues with the local building codes. they seem unnecessarily stringent. for example, we have to guarantee no rain touches the roof.
dilbert: no on knows. but if we donate to the mayor's campaign, the city will designate the roof a "horizontal wall."
boss: and then we can begin construction?
dilbert: no, that's just the beginnning of the false hope phrase.