A man walks into a depot, wanting to talk to the manager.
He’s there to fix a problem where his consignments are always being “held up” at the depot & will only released after the relevant kickbacks (ie: bribes) are paid.
He says to the manager: Look....can I just give you a one-off payment & you make sure my consignments flow smoothly through your depot ??
Managers looks at the guy & says: I’m sorry sir but I can’t do that.
Guys says: Why not ??
Manager says: Sir....if I allow your consignments to flow unimpeded through my depot, word will get out & I will surely be investigated by the Central Vigilance Commission (the corruption watchdog) under suspicion of having accepted bribes.
Pause for the penny to drop