I first heard this expression from a student in the Sonoma State University Shooting Club, and it put me on the floor laughing. Alas, there are plenty of examples in places that you would not expect them.
A friend showed me this message that appeared on the "Edit Direct Deposit" screen for setting up paycheck deposits.
Entering a random string of numbers in the account number field, will cause your direct deposit to be rejected. This will delay you receiving pay by several days. If you are trying to inactive your direct deposit contact Human Resources at...What sort of person would think that entering a random string of numbers in the account field makes sense? Oh yes, the employer is a university.