(marching into the room confidently, carrying copies of Carnegie, Cialdini, and Patterson Grenny et al.) "I'm going to acquire creature-manipulation technology!"
"What kind of creatures are you planning to manipulate?"
"You just said you were going to acquire creature-manipulation technology."
"Oh, you must have misheard. I said, 'I'm going to learn interpersonal skills!'"
(facepalming) "Good luck."