The Four Ugly Things(not written about the IETF)|
Putting men to death without having taught them Right – that is called savagery
Expecting the completion of tasks without giving due warning – that is called oppression
To be dilatory about giving orders, but to expect absolute punctuality – that is called being a tormentor
And similarly, though meaning to let a man have something, to be grudging about bringing it out – that is called behaving like a petty functionary.
Confucius, 500 BC