in a meeting a month before our project started,
me: sir, can we schedule the shutdown of the main equipment during the integration process?
the boss: why? what are the risks?
me: the main equipment might stop unexpectedly while integrating the new system since we are doing everything simultaneously. theoretically, it should not stop, however, since we've never done it before, let us try to manage this risk by shutting it down for an hour. that way, all our activities will be focused on the integration only. the whole process will just take an hour and we can resume immediately after.
the boss: i think we should not schedule a shutdown of our main equipment. if it stops, then let us just resume again right after you're done.
me: noted, sir.
a while ago, we proceeded with the integration process and just as i thought, the main equipment suddenly stopped.
the boss: what happened?
me: sir, we were integrating when it stopped.
the boss: how come you never told us that there is a risk of stopping?
me: ah... eh...
i was holding an adjustable wrench when this conversation occurred. good thing i was able to restrain myself from banging it in my boss' head.