We have one that's going to be PD soon, if my boss has his way. We have four managers in our department - two that are in charge of large groups, one that's got a medium sized group, and then the 'hen with one chick' manager, who literally has one direct report. This manager, I'll call her Polly, has a direct report, Robin, who is equally birdbrained. The two of them are in charge of, ironically, training and communications for our team. Polly's job appointment was weird from the start (she's got no background in training AND no idea what our department does, and keeps trying to make us into her former department) and Robin was the sort that would spend all day doing other things, try to take credit for someone else's work at the end of the day, and got by on charm and appearing busy.
Robin came and sat with me three months ago and was looking for some reports. We showed her a special report we'd done for another department (that was many, many hours of work, very specific to the criteria the other department needed, and something that we COULD NOT replicate, as it had required some special, manual work that wouldn't be feasible again), and another generic report that had the majority of the information from the special report in it. We told her that if she wanted the standard report, we'd be glad to run it for her as often as she liked, and would show her how to run it, but that the special report was totally out of the question.
Three months later, Polly comes back and demands to know why she hasn't gotten her special report yet. When we offer to run the standard report, she refuses to use it. My manager explains that the special report is not an option. She pretends she didn't hear that, and demands it again, copying half the management staff above her.
We're still in the throes of this. It's cracking me up. How many ways can we say 'no, we won't run the special report, it took us three months to do and isn't replicatable quarterly'? I'm hoping my boss has a few more.