One reason I really love Dilbert is that the characters are relentlessly truthful with one another. The icing on the cake is that it makes no difference at all to anyone who is listening because they *expect* the other's sentiments to be as stated. This is very interesting because in *our* world we only *suspect*. It's too bad for us because if we lived in the Dilbert universe we could reveal our inmost feelings without risk, and never have to worry about what needed to be concealed. Dilbert is great because the way it uses dialog shows us the core of each character instantly.