Lois Lane, for example.
Why then - I ask - does she constantly fail to notice that her closest colleague Clark Kent is just Superman with a pair of glasses and a shapeless suit?
It's not as if she knows that many six-foot-four man-mountains with a barrel chest and an ability not to feel pain, even when run over by a truck right outside their offices. There is one simple reason for this: Lois Lane is a dick.
Having said that, I know some perfectly good journalists who couldn't find their own arse with both hands tied behind their backs. Ms Lane joins this proud tradition. But she's not alone at the Daily Planet ast being a complete dick.
Take cub photographer Jimmy Olsen.
But there's a reason for that. Cub photographer Jimmy Olsen is a dick.
And so is Daily Planet editor Perry White. And everybody who works at the Daily Planet. Dicks, the lot of them.
So easily fooled is award-winning journalist Lois Lane with the old glasses on/off trick that she is perpetually puzzled by The Man of Steel's pets.
|"Hey Clark -- When did you get a second cat?"|
|"Hey Clark -- I didn't know you had two of these fellas"|
|"Hey, Bruce Wayne, you'll never guess who was here a minute ago. Batman!"|