The waiting game.
I’ve never been good at it.
Patience is not a virtue.
But you learn to adapt in certain situations.
For example, when a governmental body goes behind closed doors to talk about litigation, potential litigation, what they perceive to be possible litigation, personnel issues, land acquisition and collective bargaining issues.
And whatever other issues may arise, which aren’t legal but seldom proven.
The audience has little to do but to mill around, share a few rumors and maybe pick up a tidbit of information.