Just in case you haven't figured it out, the Cranky Product Manager is extraordinarily lazy for someone who works 65 hours per week. She will do whatever she can to get other people to do work for her. It's one of her mad Product Management skillz — foisting work upon others despite having little formal authority to do so.
So, in keeping with her (lack of) "character", the Cranky PM is about to do that crappiest, saddest, most pathetic of blogging moves — she's going to ask you, the reader, to contribute and make this sad little post worth reading.
So… Audience Participation Time.
Questions for the Cranky Product Manager's crew (and by "crew" she means all you fellow PMs):
1) What's your favorite PM breakdancing move for telling (or avoiding telling) an important customer that his favorite feature is not planned for any of the next 3 releases?
2) What about for telling the same thing to a sales droid who claims a multi-gazillion dollar deal is going down the toilet because you don't have Feature X? (You know… Feature X. That's the missing feature the sales droid will blame if he loses the deal. Of course, if the droid wins the deal because it turned out the product has a superior way of accomplishing the same thing, the win will be credited to the droid's sparkling personality and superior "closing" abilibites, not the product's wicked awesome feature set.)