At an agency I worked at few years back, the head of our group called a coworker into his office. He sits him down, looks him in the eye and says, "if I ask you to do anything else for me in the next 6 month... you tell me to go fuck myself!"
There was a massive, live media event that our group was producing. A monster of a project. A logistical nightmare with lots of moving piece and lots of powerful players. Our boss wanted to make sure that this did not get fucked up. "I need you to go and figure it out... figure it out."
Here is Faye Dunaway (as Joan Crawford) dispensing the same advice.
Everyone remembers "no wire hangers" from Mommie Dearest, by my favorite is the scene where Joan Crawford addresses the Pepsi Co. board of directors after her husbands death.