This is from an actual conversation that could only take place at a speakers bureau.
Me- “So, do you have everything you need to move forward with this speaker for your event? Is there anything else I can provide for you?”
Event planner- “Well, we have a new sheriff in town, and we need to check with him first.”
Me- “Yeah, I know new executives like to look things over for their first event.”
Event planner- “What?”
Me- “You know, when new executives first come in, they want to make sure they have a hand in approving speakers.”
Event planner- “No, we actually have a new sheriff in town. Apparently he’s implemented some innovative processes down there at the Sheriff’s Department, and we might want to have him speak instead.”
Me- “Oh. OK.”