Recently, my wife’s boss’s friend died of a brain tumor. My wife’s boss knew he was sick, and he kept saying he meant to go see him before the end. A couple of days before the guy died, he called the office to talk to my wife’s boss, but said boss was in a meeting. The guy with the tumor said something like ‘That’s ok…I’ll try and call him again tomorrow’. My wife asked if he wanted her to take a message, but the guy said no, it wasn’t important, that he just wanted to say hi.
Unfortunately, that night the friend of my wife’s boss went into a coma, and died a few days later.
It’s a sad story, as the guy was pretty cool. Unfortunately, my wife’s boss blames her and is now completely torturing her at work for failing to give him the non-message that his friend called. Myself, I think my wife’s boss is feeling totally guilty for not having gone to see his friend in the 2 months(!!) he’s been in the hospital after having the tumor diagnosed. He is making my wife’s life a misery now, however…he won’t speak to her, threw the cookies she made for him and her other boss in the trash can, and in general being a total and complete dick to her. My wife, unfortunately, does not have the thick skin I do, and she takes this kind of shunning to heart. Myself, I’d tell the guy that instead of trying to place the blame on her that he should man up to the fact that he put off going to see his friend over an over, and that in the end he waited too long, so never got to say good bye.
Anyway, just wanted to vent some, as it’s painful to me to see my wife in tears every night, and to hear about some of the things he’s doing to make her life and work a misery for her. A hearty ‘Fuck YOU!’ to you, man, and you best hope that we don’t meet face to face or I’m going to give you a piece of my mind that you won’t appreciate.