This is why Dilbert and Asok will never make it into management: they just cannot get into the mindset that customers and colleagues deserve what you do to them. The result is a totally unproductive guilty conscience.
Asok and Dilbert are beyond squirming. Looks like the Jello dance to me LOL. I have had bosses tell me on many ocassions to appease individuals into thinking we had their best interests in heart only to forget about it after the meeting because of it's unimportance. Let's just say I have done the Jello dance once or twice as I am slithering out of the room LOL.