The question-and-answer session is often the most entertaining segment of a shareholders meeting. Case in point, Home Depot’s June 2 meeting brought a half hour of free-wheeling comments from the floor. Below are just some of the questions (abbreviated and paraphrased) and actual excerpts from chairman and CEO Frank Blake’s always-polite responses.
Question: Why do you continue to sell glue traps?
Frank Blake: “One of the things we try to do is provide our customers with a number of different alternatives.”