Friday, December 28, 2007

Sad Post

Someone I work with died early this morning.
Not anyone I was terribly close to, but he was a sweet man who had just beaten cancer.

Word went around the office quickly, but no memo was issued.
By the time I showed up, everyone assumed everyone else knew.

I walked in on this:
"What a lousy day this is turning out to be. First, my car wouldn't start, then Fred dies, and now I can't even get a friggin' cup of coffee!"

That's a lovely way to get bad news.
Mushed in between a crappy car and coffee withdrawals.

"Oh, sorry. I thought you knew."

Oh. Yeah.
That makes it better.
And more respectful.

Eight hours later, when I finally got over how angry I was about how I found out about "Fred", I burst into tears in the parking lot before I left for home.

Rest in peace, my friend.


Mrs. Who said...

I'm so sorry. Hugs and prayers to you, and prayers for 'Fred'.

Bou said...

I'm sorry... for all of it. I hate it when I find out about a death in some odd cold way.

Teresa said...

I'm so sorry - that's a rotten way to find out. *sigh* I can't believe someone would even begin to equate those things... but people are just weird. I wonder how they'd feel if someone did it to them...

My condolences. Rest in peace Fred.

Richmond said...

I am so sorry...