VP: Somebody or other possibly wants you to maybe do something. Maybe. (Note: I’m paraphrasing, but what he actually said wasn’t much more specific than that.)
Me: Umm, okay…
After some extensive investigation, I finally figured out the who and the what, and met with my VP to provide something of an update.
Me: By the way, maybe I’m being unreasonable, but I don’t feel like I should have to crack the Da Vinci Code just to figure out what someone is asking me to do. I mean, I’m trying to work in operations support here, not prevent the Riddler from robbing a bank.
VP: Well, some of that was my fault…(continues on apologetically explaining the weird office politics of the situation)
Me: (Thinking) You’re not even going to crack a smile? Come on; that was funny. I worked in a reference to the Riddler for…*okay*
TL; DR: My VP doesn’t appreciate my sarcasm as much as the (former) boss lady did.*
*And does. I texted her to tell her about the exchange and she said it made her day.