"Where do you think you're going?" "I need to ask our VP of sales a question." "Whoa! Whoa! Whoa!" "You can't speak directly with a vice president." "You need to talk to your boss, who talks to his boss, who talks to someone who is friends with the VP of sales, who then talks to him." "Wouldn't that virtually guarantee that the wrong question gets asked?" "It's better to have the right person ask the wrong question than the wrong person ask the right questions." "Do you have a minute?" "Talk to my secretary."