Drug monkey put up this funny video. But it is not so funny as it is like real life some times.
I (and a couple of others) once found out that we were no longer authors on a manuscript (that we had written) when the “authors” gathered in a lobby to get on an elevator to go up to a suite (at a conference) to put on finishing touches. We were asked to not get on the elevator.
We had questioned a very dubious conclusion that one of the primaries had come to in an unrelated research project. We were right of course.
The real sad news is this: Back in the old days, any academic worth a pinch of salt would have known German, and this would not have made any sense!