"LOL, and still, at the end, we donj't know if he does or doesn't keep the dead bodies there... ;)"
Apparently you're not an engineer. Engineers (including myself sometimes) can be strictly and elaborately logical about hypothetical possibilities to the extent that normal people misconstrue what they (i.e. the engineers) are thinking. Dilbert's just trying to clarify the question and all its ramifications beyond the bounds of common sense. Just like a typical software engineer does.