FED: We need to talk.
MARK: That’s never a good thing to hear coming from you guys.
FED: We were wondering if you’d made any progress on the “Special Files” project.
MARK: You mean the project where you want me to delete all the documents I have containing scientific and other useful data?
FED: We never said delete. We said “move to the Special Files folder.”
MARK: The “Special Files” folder is my computer’s trash folder, which you renamed “Special Files” yesterday morning.
FED: I’m not interested in assigning blame. I’m interested in seeing your results.
MARK: It’s not possible to see my results because the result is an absense of data. If I do it right, what you see is “nothing.”
FED: I’d like you to show me nothing.
MARK: That’s exactly what I intend to do.