an idea that seems beneficial at the time it was thought of, but goes on to completely backfire
In NBC's "The Office", Michael Scott came up with the idea to give out 5 Golden Tickets for a 10% discount to 5 random clients of his paper company Dunder-Mifflin. As it turns out, all 5 of the tickets went to their top client, costing Dunder-Mifflin 50% of their top account. After realizing the dilemma, Michael called a meeting where he stated, "We need a Willy Wonka idea to get us out of this situation." Receptionist Pam Beesly responded, "So we need an idea that's gunna blow up in our face?"
by frankieg102 November 15, 2009