Ted: I predict sales to be nothing for two years and then take a sudden surge.
Ted: The surge was added so I could get the business case approved. The two -year lag gives me time to get promoted.
Dilbert: What about accountability?
Dilbert: thats where you come in.
Dilbert approaches the Boss. He asks, "Did you look at my travel request?" The Boss replies, "Not yet." The Boss continues, "Assume it's approved unless I tell you otherwise." Dilbert replies, "It's too bad that being useless isn't an Olympic sport."