The raise would have been so small that it would only have paid for a ping pong table - and the CEO's need to feed his passion is so great that even this small triumph is something to gloat about. Brilliant!
Yah, he should have said yacht. Or he could use the line an ex CEO of mine always said "work hard and when the share price goes up you can afford to put your kids through University". No ... I can buy a ping pong table ... you can put your kids through University.