You mean we dont get to find out how this company screws over the terrorists from the last two strips? Some of us had some good ideas on the matter but Im sure the canonical version would have been a laugh.
There are two answers to the question, what is the shortest distance between two points? The more traditional answer of 'a straight line' and the less common 'the path of least resistance.' I think Dilbert used that second option rather deftly to evade, avoid, and quickly terminate a conversation that was going nowhere. Well played, Dilbert! Of course, I always appreciate skillful use of sarcasm, too.