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Jun 13, 2011
@rhkurtz: "Reminds me of the first rule of working with civil servants as a contractor for the federal government: Never underestimate the literal-minded stupidity of most of your civil servants."

It's not stupidity. It's avoidance. Once you find yourself in an organization (private or public) that doesn't reward initiative but instead may punish you for it, you adjust your behaviour accordingly.
I knew PHB was "right", right from the 2nd panel. All too familiar in a strange way...
 
 
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Jun 13, 2011
Looks like Dilbert failed the "load test" the PHB gave him....Would have loved to see how Wally would have handled this situation....
 
 
Jun 13, 2011
The guys in the lab remind me of government auditors. They don't see, comprehend, or conclude anything on their own. They must have every detail explained to them. They're sort of like really tall 4 year olds...
 
 
Jun 13, 2011
I don't think the guys in the labs are exactly "morons"; I think is a tie between literal minded and Matemathician Answer. Observe the coated guy is actually waiting for the request to happen like a first generation IBM of sorts. The fact that it may collide with implications or common sense doesn't perturb him because those are not computable and thus, beyond his gasp. Even PHB has learned to adjust to that way of thinking, probably because is the direct result of micromanaging Gone Horrybly Right.
 
 
Jun 13, 2011
I don't think the guys in the labs are exactly "morons"; I think is a tie between literal minded and Matemathician answer. Observe the coated guy is actually waiting for the re
 
 
 
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