My counter part said....
In a meeting, my counterpart said, "I can't do that ( a task he was asked to do) because I am incompetent". (and I am a crappy speller) He makes about $20,000 a year more than me. I thought to myself, "If you really don't believe you can do the work, that is one thing, but why announce it to everyone?" I do get alot of his work to complete. Funny to me.