Setting: First meeting of the day.
Coworker #1: Today's Very Important Point (TVIP), well thought out and clearly articulated.
Me: (Listening closely, truly considering TVIP.)
Coworker #2: Exactly the same TVIP, re-articulated as if it's a brand new idea that he thought of himself.
Me: (Looking at him, listening, and doodling.)
Coworker #3: TVIP, barely altered, with additional phrases like 'kind of thing' and 'and stuff' inserted at random intervals.
Me: (Idly staring at the woman next to me's adorable shoes.)
Coworkers #1, #2, and #3: Congratulating themselves on their piercing insights and go-get-em spirit.
Coworker #1: Emma, what do you think?
Coworker #4: About TVIP, we mean?
Me: TVIP, completely unchanged, except using the word 'championing'.
All coworkers: (Spontaneous applause and flower throwing.)