"Were you in the plenary?" I asked. I was sitting outside the exhibition hall, charging my laptop and getting in a little Kingdom of Loathing before the next workshop. I had called over a minister of whom I'm fond.
"Yes," she said.
"When that person asked if the UUA would keep working on an issue even if the body voted it down, and the UUA folks loudly cheered that they would, did that happen like I thought it happened?"
"You mean, was it rehearsed?"
"No, I did the UUA folks just say, in effect, 'Even if the body votes that they don't care about this thing, we're going to keep working on it."
"Sort of, but the body obviously did care," she said.
"But the question assumed that the body didn't care. It disturbed me that even if we didn't care, they were still going to work on it."
"I can understand that, but I doubt they would have responded that way to an assembly that less obviously cared about it."
I hope she's right.