Boss: To be perfectly honest... Dilbert: Wait! Why do you need to say you're being honest in this particular case? You're implying that you've lied to me so often in the past that this one instance of honesty is noteworthy. That is tantamount to admitting you have no respect for me as a human being. And you don't even have the decency to hide your evil in a competent fashion! Do you think I'm such an idiot that I wouldn't notice your verbal assault on my intelligence? Okay, let's hear the one honest thing you have ever told me. Go. Boss: This is going to be the easiest lie I've ever told.
the boss: i can't give you a raise because you didn't do anything noteworthy this year.
dilbert: it only seems that way because i'm so good at my job that i make it look easy and never complain.
alice visually upset and yelling: my job is a nightmare!!!
the boss: why can't you be more like alice?