A quick exit before the creditors arrive
Yes, Sir. Normally asking for fourteen will get you ten. But it's the end of the financial year and you were under budget.
If you spend less than your budget, you won't get as much money next year. By giving you twenty satellites, you met your spending goals.
If you were going to give me twenty no matter how many I asked for, why should I even bother to write in a number?
Sir! Please! We have to follow procedure!