Five Minute Friday: Fall

An unpleasant memory for me….. I had a real jerk for a boss one year and  I was carrying a load of books down the hallway to the office.   Little did I know that the carpet mats at the entrance to the office had been rolled up for cleaning.  I don’t have great vision anyway so I proceeded to trip over the mat, falling forward, dropping all the books and losing my glasses that slid across the hallway, right in front of my boss.

He looked at me and said (are you ready for this?)   “You should really watch where you are going.”   and walked back into the office.   The secretary  saw what had happened and came running out to see if I was all right and to help me pick everything up.

To this day, I cannot imagine every treating another human being like that.  What an #$?*!


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Welcome to Life in the 50's and 60's and beyond .... where I write about my childhood memories, music of the 60's and about life in the country. I am a mother, grandmother, farmer's wife, business owner, and retired teacher.
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23 Responses to Five Minute Friday: Fall

  1. Karen says:

    If I had a choice to be you or he, I’d always choose to be you and fall every Friday if that is what it took to remain being you, who has heart and soul. I can’t imagine what it must have been like to be a person, such as him, who must have built up concrete walls around himself so as not to ever touch the human heart. A sad existence for this human being. Most likely he was deeply more miserable than you.


  2. they must have not seen him in action…unbelievable!…
    I hope you didn’t have to work with him for very long…


  3. LB says:

    It always stuns me that people can be so insensitive, uncaring and thoughtless.


  4. Well, that’s a good response to the prompt, but what an awful man. He got his one day – or he’ll get it. People like that usually do.


  5. Maxi says:

    Wow! Your former boss is a “real gentleman,” you could have been seriously hurt. One has to wonder how he looks in the mirror each night. Glad you got through the incident with no broken bones.
    blessings ~ maxi


  6. Caddo-Jael says:

    Oh my goodness, what a cretin, misogynist, etc etc etc (swear words). I’ve had insensitive, conscienceless bosses too–so I know. God bless you BIG–love, sis Caddo


  7. wanderingseniors says:

    I like Heidi’s comment, what a horrible little man. It’s much nicer than what I was thinking.


  8. That is a very accurate description of him!


  9. Elaine says:

    Wow. How mean!


  10. Just as well he was your boss only for a year. He sounds like a very uncaring person.


  11. I worked for a guy who told us we had to work harder and faster — that became quite the joke around the office


  12. What a horrible little man. Though he makes the rest of us look pretty darn good.


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