Your manager's request is a good example for what a deadlock is.
Reminds me of a challenge that a good friend once gave me (revised a bit):
My first name, Itzik, is to honor my grandmother (Betzhok, I believe) who
had no children ... figure that one out...
I'd follow Tom's suggestion...
BG, SQL Server MVP
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