"Of course I value your input. You're an important part of our team. So here's what I want you to do: take some time and really think about all the suggestions you have. I mean, get it all organized in your head, everything you want to say. Then write it out—"
"Write it out, make sure you have it just right. Got it? And then throw it in the ocean, because I don't care."
___"This is the worst slave ship I've ever rowed on. I just want you to know that."