At the very moment the Met announced a new lockout deadline to its musicians and stage staff, the house changed its Facebook header to this:
With a caption: Tickets are now on sale for the entire 2014-15 season! Visit our website, call 212-362-6000 or come down to the Met box office!
Does anyone in that concrete bureaucracy talk to one another? Does it make any sense at all to urge people to buy tickets just as you are announcing the possibility of season cancellation? Is there anyone at home? Anyone?