Some years ago we had an "all hands" meeting when the CEO blew in to rally the troops and show just how out of touch the senior team was with the workforce. You know the suff - just like 'Young Mr Grace -- You've all done very well' ** / keep working harder / we're growing the business [so bonuses for me, more effort required from you] .....Of course held over lunch break; our time and no snacks provided.
Couple of days later, one of my colleagues who had been fortunate to be off-site at the time, asked me what it was like.
I replied as an off-the-cuff comment "the usual -- 'full of sound and fury, signifying nothing' ". We were unaware that a middle manager, famed for credit theft and blame avoidance was nearby at the time.
He later used the same words in a meeting which included senior managers from both our company and the customer. Unfortunately for him, one of the customer managers took offence - he was familiar with the quotation from Macbeth and knew the preceding line ('a tale told by an idiot')and was a bit upset at the implication.
Said middle manager moved onto another customer / project -- and there was much rejoicing.
I'd like to claim it was planned, but it was genuine serendipity.
** for those not quite into decrepitude who don't recognise this -- British Sitcom "Are you being served" reference