I remember a meeting with a couple middle manager pilot types (you know, the ones who are pilots but think they know something about managing and business) who declared they would "fight hard" to keep our base open (why? escapes me) even though we were making the company plenty of money in excess of expenses, and I mean plenty.
Couldn't resist, dumb is dumb, and stupid is stupid, and though ya can't deal with either I just had to 'enlighten' their prominent arses to which the other three pilots piled on.
I knew my fate was sealed but little did they know I had that in hand as well.
I really dislike pretenders and there are a whole bunch of them in this work.