Friday, April 03, 2009
I thought I’d heard it all
I thought I’d heard all the reasons for not being able to come to work: illnesses, funerals, car problems, problems with the kids or other family members, even being too angry to come to work. Yesterday morning I had a message from an employee saying something had come up and that she wasn’t sure she would be able to make it. I called her back, wondering what it was this time. “Sarah, some man came up on my porch and died.” WHAT!?!? Never, ever, ever expected that one. Apparently some man had stopped to sit down on her porch or her steps (there’s a lot of night activity near her house) and just fell over and died. So everyone at her house was stuck there until the police finished their report and told them they could leave. I know it’s not funny, but all I can do is laugh at the craziness of the situation. After living in Africa and now living in the city, I’ve learned that you’ve NEVER heard or seen it all. There are too many crazy possibilities out there. At least it keeps life interesting.