Basho once said, "If you have a staff, I will give you one. If you have no staff I will take it from you."
Case 44, Mumonkan, R.H. Blyth
Blyth notes that Daii Motetsu (9th descendant of Rinzai) disagreed with Basho, and said he thought it should be 'have a stick - take it, don't have a stick - give it'. I obviously don't see as clearly as Daii Motetsu, for I know that he is wrong. You cannot give a stick to a man who does have one. Bah.
Whoever this Basho was, I salute him. What a wind bag!