When my former AP had a problem with something, we would meet, he would babble, I would say fine but he kept going and going. He knew I thought he was full of crap but fine was the only word I ever used. He wanted an argument and I refused to give him one.
I know he was never happy at the end of a meeting. I, on the other hand left feeling fine. Scott Adams knows plenty of bosses like him to be able to put this in a cartoon.