I KNOW, RIGHT????
I used to ask the "all you have to do is ask any driver" people for their input on local issues. I can only imagine that kind of insanity at the national level.
Some managers are known to pull this stunt in meetings to shut down real discussion. We all know there are people in every work group that have no idea what they are talking about. If you don't let them express themselves you cause resentment because they feel they aren't being heard. So these managers move on and table the discussion and little to nothing is done about whatever the local issue is.
The only opinion FedEx has asked for during my employment was how I felt about wearing street clothes with a company vest instead of a uniform.