Gwen: Look, just forget about this okay. It's not your fault, you were just the straw that broke the camel's back.
Earl: But that's the thing! I'm the straw. Without the straw, the camel wouldn't have a broken back.
Gwen: Yes, but if you remove the straw from the camel's back, that doesn't fix it. The camel is still dead.
Earl: (thinks for a moment) Camels can go forty days without water…