Me: I’ve found a new way to prepare steak that you might be interested in.
Boss: I like steak. Â Go on.
Me: It’s called sous vide, and I think if I use some lab equipment I can make amazing steaks at work cheaply.
Boss: Not on your life.
Me: Why not?
Boss: Against SOP, every device in this lab comes with an implicit guarantee that it will not be used to prepare food.
Me: But it’s steak.
Boss: SOP says no.
Me: If an SOP told you to jump off a bridge would you?
At least he’s consistent.s