Inspector Gjelstad Looked Up The Stairs ...

Inspector Adam Gjelstad looked up the stairs and sniffed. The air hung thick with the smell of booze, bar fights, and scariest of all, Betty.

I like the HAL approach from Microsoft's IE

HAL, the computer from 2001: A Space Odyssey is famously subservient whilst he is being very directive - "I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that." (Wikiquote)

HAL seems to have infiltrated Internet Explorer but is staying clear of Firefox which is much more direct.

These screenshots are from "403" pages - these appear when you try to view a page that requires a login and you haven't supplied the right details (more ...)

Firefox tells you how it is!