wally: did you see my brilliant product idea i emailed to you?
boss: yes, i already debunked it in my mind.
wally: perhaps you could share your reasons.
boss: if it's such a great idea. why isn't someone else doing it? and if someone is already doing it, we are far too late. in order for your idea to be good, i would have to think you are smarter than everyone in the industry. and seriously, just look at you. anyone else have an idea?
others: nope. nope, never. nope.
dilbert and dogbert at home.
dilbert: i think i'd be more effective at work if my boss were either smarter, so he'd understand me... or dumber, so he'd know it's better to let me make all of the technical decisions. and i can't make him smarter, so my plan is to make him dumber.
dogbert: it seems i've been a bad influence.