The Boss: Ted says you called him a liar. Our policy forbids disrespecting your co-workers.
Alice: But Ted's lying is okay?
The Boss: We don't have a policy about lying.
Alice: Did Ted tell you that?
The Boss: Yes. Oh...
Dilbert: There was a consensus in that room that you're not important, so we started without you.
we hate you for disrespecting us with your lateness and we expect you'll be lost and confused by th rest of this meeting.
Alice: in summary, lateness is one of those things that doesn't work for everyone.