Had a district mgr recently for a meeting. The usual speech and then open for questions. .. .. .. ..You could hear pindrops, occasional cricket. There were maybe 4 shills who asked something. Then the Sr mgr gets angry and almost demands an interest from us. Nothing. He gets up and leaves. District mgr walks outside. No up and down the belt banter with him. Sr mgr gives us a stern talking to in stretch/flex. Says we have the VP coming next week and we had better be awake and responsive. It was pretty ugly. It wasn't planned. Just a sad state of affairs. Nothing like the deafening sound of silence. The one thing they cannot take is an apathetic work force. Oh well.