Then, there's "way" and "no way."
""I'm gonna hijack an airliner and fly it into a building."
"No possible way."
"Oh, very way."
I know, Steve, I shouldn't have said that. I have a frequent tendency to be unfunny in an offensive way:
[[shortly after the Columbine High School shootings]]
(to a new junior writer): "I need to talk to you about this report you just gave me."
(preppy little creep): "Yes, sir?"
(my punchline): "If you keep producing this kind of trash, I'm going to have to call in the trenchcoat mafia."
[[while walking, angry and preoccupied, into a subordinate department where I didn't go very often]]
(smiling, cute young secretary): "Well, hello, sir, we haven't seen you here for quite awhile."
(me, without even looking up): "Yah, I'm trying to cut down on my contact with lowlife."
Sigh. You may not believe it, but I wish I wouldn't have...
Put my faith in the people
And the people let me down.
So, I turned the other way,
And I carry on anyhow.