If you give an exec an eclair, he’ll probably complain that you should have brought it to him earlier.
That’s, of course, if he doesn’t just throw it in the trash.
If he doesn’t throw it in the trash, he’ll shout, “This isn’t an eclair; this is a donut!!” and then reluctantly take a bite.
And when he does, he’ll list all of the things (in exceedingly vague terms and businessy jargon) he would have done differently with the recipe.
Listing all the things you could have done better will make him thirsty, so he’ll order you to get him some milk.
And chances are, if he has milk, he’ll demand that you redo the eclair from scratch following his “instructions.”
Or better yet, he’ll complain to your boss about you.
Note: Not all Execs are like this, but the above Exec does exist for too many people. This person also qualifies as a Climber (read more here).
Stay tuned for more from this series, including If you give a Project Manager a Pineapple and If you give a Marketing Manager a Macaroon.
References and Resources
Based on “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie”