Movie: Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)
Who does the sonning? Blake (Alec Baldwin)
Who gets sonned? Everyone
Context: It's easy to hate the man in charge, and but Blake dishes out such delicious verbal abuse to the lowly real estate salesmen in Glengarry Glen Ross, you can't help but applaud. A professional motivator hired by corporate to put the fear of God into the sad sacks, Blake spells out the A-B-C's of sales and announces that in one week, everybody will be fired except for the top two salesmen. Harsh, but when your unsympathetic boss is looking over your shoulder, you don't mince words and you don't show weakness. You want coffee, and coffee is for closers. And so you must close. These are the rules. —Arianna Friedman