A time traveler in combat gear points dramatically at a thief holding some rolled papers.
Time Fighter: I’ve come back in time to stop you from stealing those plans!
An identical second thief appears behind the time fighter. Another time fighter comes out of a big chest next to them.
Second Thief: Well, I’ve come back in time to stop you from stopping me from stealing the plans!
Second Time Fighter: And I’ve come back to stop you from stopping me from stopping you!
On the street outside, two security guards watch dozens of thieves and time fighters engage in combat over the plans. Another time fighter approaches them.
Security Guard: *Sigh.* Looks like we’ve got another time brawl. I’ll call it in.
Time Fighter: I’ve come back in time to stop you from calling it in!
Security Guard: Dammit.
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