Oops - looks like the Boss let his guard down.
"No," #1 responds. "I was just wondering what your manager will think about this extortion?"
"Not a lot I shouldn't think", I respond. "Given that the muffins he had at the beginning of your presentation was made in a certain porcelain mixing bowl."
So when the muffins hit the fan......
I thought the old guy had a healthy sense of self preservation when dealing with the BOFH? At least he will live and learn from the errors in his reasoning.