purchasing manager: i can't approve this purchase without three vendor quotes.
dilbert: only two companies in the world make this sort of product.
purchasing manager: if i bend the rules for you, everyone will want me to bend the rules.
dilbert: maybe you could only bend the rules when it makes complete sense to do so.
purchasing manager: that would be chaos.
Purchasing manager: everyone thinks they have a good reason to bend the rules.
dilbert: is the real problem here that you were bullied in school, and you use this job for some sort of sick revenge.
purchasing manager: now you need four vendor quotes.