Dilbert: Maybe you could remove a few slides to make your deck shorter. Man: So you're saying I should give up on trying to be persuasive? Dilbert: No, I"m saying it would be more persuasive if it were shorter. Man: So you're saying that having zero slides would be the most persuasive of all? Dilbert: No. I'm saying you have more slides than you need. Man: So you're saying people don't need accurate information as long as they don't have lots of slides? Dilbert:I'm not saying anything like that! Boss: Did Dilbert have any suggestions? Man: Just crazy ones.
the boss: i'm looking for nominations for employee of the year.
the boss: does anyone have a suggestion?
dilbert: hypothetically, would the winner of this award be likely to get a larger-than-normal pay raise?
the boss: i would think so, yes.
dilbert: and is it true that our budget for raises is limited?
the boss: yes, of course.
dilbert: would it not be against my best interests to nominate an employee who is competing with me for scarce resources?
the boss: let's just forget i brought it up.
dilbert: i nominate myself.