One of my friends at work, Mike Mudd, has a great saying:
Sometimes you have to feed the mayonnaise straight to the tuna fish.
He uses it when he's talking about going straight to whoever can make a decision, rather than mincing around with protocol, red tape, chains of command, and other things that slow down decision-making.
He adapted the saying from the 1982 movie Night Shift. I haven't seen the movie, but IMDB has the quote from Michael Keaton's character, Bill:
Bill: What if you mix the mayonnaise in the can, WITH the tunafish? Or... hold it! Chuck! I got it! Take LIVE tuna fish, and FEED 'em mayonnaise! Oh this is great. [speaks into tape recorder] Bill: Call Starkist!
You can follow Mike Mudd on Twitter (@mudd4goals). He got me interested in Twitter and is one of the most interesting regular guys I know on there.