boss: we need to reduce our expense budget to 40% of our capital budget.
dilbert: why do we need to do that?
boss: because the ratio is too high.
dilbert: are you saying we can't afford it?
boss: no. i'm saying the ratio is too high.
dilbert: okay, but by what standard is it "too high"?
boss: by historical standards, it has never been this high.
dilbert: i don't think we want to start using an irrelevant ratio to manage the department.
boss: to be fair, this is just the first time you noticed.
dilbert: does it reduce your confidence in our management that 100% of them got infected with coronavirus.
wally: all i know is that i won $300 betting it would happen.
dilbert: how often do you bet on their stupidity?
wally: often enough to double my income.