Being poked in the eye is the common comparison I use to convey the dullness of a presentation. Today, there was a presentation on how to fill out our new timecards. It’s actually a simpler system than the one currently used with an AJAXy interface and radio buttons. The presenter went on to do a rundown of the system in possibly a single 10 minute breath and asked for questions.
At first, I thought that the event assumed we were idiots and thought we needed to go over a trivial change in stupid detail. On second thought, I think it was a test: anyone who sees a presentation on something that simple and then asks a stupid question should be culled from the employee pool and be fired… out of a cannon… into the sun.