This is a true story, as told by my father, whose sister worked in the ININ. It is called "The Moshinsky Maneuver": At one point, in Mexico's National Institute of Nuclear Research (ININ), instead of appointing a scientist as head of the Institute (as was traditional), the president appointed an administrator. The new Director promptly enacted all sorts of administrative procedures and forms that had to be filled by every department. In particular, he announced that every Department Head had to file a weekly Activities Report, and a weekly "Projected Activities for the Coming Week" report, both to be delivered during a weekly Department Head meeting with the Director. Dr. Marcos Moshinsky was then the head of the Theoretical Physics Department. This is how he dealt with the announcement: At the first weekly meeting, the Theoretical Physics Dept. presented the following report: "During the past week, the Theoretical Physics Dept. worked on solving the following differential equations:" and then followed two pages of hand-written differential equations. "During the coming week, the Theoretical Physics Dept. hopes to solve the following differential equations:" and then followed three pages of hand-written differential equations. The Head of the Institute announced the next morning that the Theoretical Physics Dept. was excused from the weekly meetings, and could present only one report every six months.
(From the "Rest" of RHF)