"Come, come, Jeeves. Would I start pressing gloves to my lips at the moment when I was about to pinch a policeman's helmet?"
"Apparently Mr. Pinker did, sir."
I was on the point of explaining to him that what old Stinker would do in any given situation and what the ordinary, normal person with a couple of ounces more brain than a cuckoo clock would do were two vastly different things,when I was interrupted by the re-entrance of Gussie.
(from The Code of the Woosters, by Sir Pelham Wodehouse)