"But you do understand: everyone ... must follow the rules."
He tips his head back and gives that wink that she isn't fooling him any more than I did, that he's onto her. He looks up at her with one eye for a minute.
"Ya know, ma'am," he say, "ya know - that is the ex-act thing somebody always tells me about the rules..."
He grins. They both smile back and forth at each other sizing each other up.
"...just when they figure I'm about to do the dead opposite." (-Kesey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest)