This is the human way: to spend years constructing an elaborate disguise, then more years praying, "Oh please let someone penetrate my disguise, and see the real me."

The priest racket:
"It will rain if you bring lambs to the temple for sacrifice." The lambs are brought, and the priests have a party.
If it rains: - "See? We told you this would work. It's a clear sign that you should sacrifice some more lambs. And by the way, the gods said to drop off a couple jugs of wine too."
If it doesn't rain : "You people didn't pray hard enough and you didn't bring enough lambs."

Did you know.....? It's illegal in France to make a movie without Gerard Depardieu in the cast. In the US, it's illegal to have a wedding and not play Pachelbel's Canon.