At a dinner party to introduce the new Administrator of the State Highways, everybody's new boss went on and on extolling his own virtues, forward-thinking, the modernization he'd put in place, the downsizing, equipment upgrades, roadway improvements he had both instituted and planned for the future while he was with the Pennsylvania Dept of Transportation.

Finally, after what seemed like hours, he opened the floor for questions.

"Sir," said a voice from the back of the room, "perhaps you'd also tell us why they fired you."