“How am I to get in?” asked Alice again, in a louder tone.
“Are you to get in at all?” said the Footman. “That’s the first question, you know.”
It was, no doubt: only Alice did not like to be told so. “It’s really dreadful,” she muttered to herself, “the way all the creatures argue. It’s enough to drive one crazy!”
The Footman seems to think this a good opportunity for repeating his remark, with variations. “I shall sit here,” he said, “on and off, for days and days.”
But what am I to do?" said Alice.
“Anything you like,” said the Footman, and began whistling.
“Oh there’s no use in talking to him,” said Alice desperately: “he’s perfectly idiotic!” And she opened the door and went in. [Carroll 46]
A redesign for the Iphone