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.
Wally says to Dilbert, "I've decided to add chronic lateness to my repertoire." Wally continues, "I'll start with the classic excuses: car problems, traffic, and misplaced items. Then I'll branch out." Dilbert says, "You're the mayor of Loserville." Wally replies, "Don't jinx it."