My stupid boss

He was a nice guy but ignorant as H***. He had been an auto mechanic and after he had a heart attack and a triple bypass he continued smoking. His heart attack had been brought on by carbon monoxide from the fumes off of car engines. I pointed out to him that cigarettes had carbon monoxide but he said it wasn't the same kind of carbon monoxide.

I was working for him in the warehouse and I had to pick something up and bring it back so after he lit a cigarette I left. It took about an hour to get back and when I did there he was sitting in his chair dead. I called 911 and of course our manager and sure enough, he was very dead.

I didn't freak out but this affected me for years and to this day the mental image of him dead of a heart attack still haunts me to this day. I'm retired and this was 41 years ago.

Aug 12, 2018

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  • I’ve seen a lot of death, it’s part of life

  • Most of my family had died by the time I graduated high school. Yes, I saw the dead bodies, most of them before they got put into coffins. You want "deaths that affect you"? Try that on.

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