It was the first paragraph that caught my attention.
I thought this was okay, could have been a little more specific about what documentation was being asked for, but it sounded good:
I once was on a project where a non-tech manager had the team spending
half of every hour documenting what they just did so that someone with
zero understanding of the tech would be able to understand the tech
But it was this that caught my attention. It appeared that you had made up your mind what you wanted to hear as an answer. To me it would have been much better to hear why you felt the time-wasting documentation was distracting you from your work or let everyone come to their own conclusions.
Personally, I thought this was a huge waste, but there was no way to
validate this was or was not waste.