The CEO of a major corporation asked his press officer to write a twenty-minute speech for the shareholders meeting. Upon his return from the meeting he is furious at the press officer.
“Are you trying to kill my career?” the executive barks. I asked for a twenty-minute speech and you give me an hour-long speech. People were standing up and walking out.”
“No,” says the press officer, “I gave you exactly what you requested…. a twenty-minute speech and two extra copies.”