The Boss: "Prepare a proposal for this customer."
Dilbert: "Why me?" "You were walking by. I had it in my head." "We can't win this business. We don't have the right products or expertise."
The Boss: "Just say we do. We'll figure it out later."
Dilbert: "They know we don't. And we'd still be the most expensive bidder."
The Boss: "Bid low. We'll make it up with change orders and unexpected essential upgrades."
Dilbert: "In other words, I've been randomly assigned to create lies for a proposal we can't win for a service we can't perform."
The Boss: "You make competing sound bad."