Wait. Just so we can eliminate one of the variables. When it is working, it works. Right? – Colleague of Ashok Aggarwal
This is a classic that people in technology can appreciate. While a developer I worked with was getting pushed into a corner about an issue by a group of business analysts, he actually stopped the meeting to make this exact clarification. The part that might have been funnier is that I was the only one to start laughing at the pointlessness of the whole thing while the others just confirmed and kept moving along. Yes, when I repeated it, everyone got it and had a good laugh.
I think there might have been a lesson to be learned though. When it seems that everything you have done is wrong, say/do something right, anything, no matter how big or small…it might increase your credibility in the eyes of some people.