dilbert: ted says he can't make it to the meeting.
wally: the only reason for this meeting is so ted can tell us what he's doing on his project.
dilbert: we should reschedule.
boss: not so fast. i think we can salvage this. if we guess what ted might have told us, that gets us halfway there.
dilbert: i don't think it does.
boss: we can't know until we try.
dilbert: why don't the rest of us leave, and you can stay here and guess what we would have said, too.
boss thinking alone at table: ...and then dilbert would have said...