Laura: Steve, I know it's a lot to ask, but I'd really appreciate it if you'd tutor Todd.
Steve: Well, Laura, do you realize what you're asking? I'm jealous of Todd and you want me to help him. Why, you might as well drop a boulder on my foot, shove bamboo shoots under my fingernails, or scoop my eyeballs out with a melon baller.
Laura: So, will you do it?