In order to maintain a well-balanced perspective, the person who has a dog to worship him should also have a cat to ignore him.
Parents were invented to make children happy by giving them something to ignore.
Maybe if I didn't say anything about what happened, we could get back to the way we were. Ignoring a problem was a perfectly acceptable way to deal with it, as long as both people agree never to bring it up again.
—Kim Harrison in and the Undead