Really Terrible People Are Doing Alright

Schmutzie: That thing you wrote about Tom Cruise yesterday is pretty funny.

Palinode: Thanks.

Schmutzie: I'm sorry it took me so long to read it.

Palinode: That's okay.

Schmutzie: I am a really terrible sort of person.

Palinode: [nodding reassuringly] That's okay, too, love. Really terrible people are often able to lead fairly normal lives despite their infirmity.