“Have you seen Dave?” I asked. I needed to get report from him before he left for the night.
“He left early tonight,” replied Susan, “He got a call that his daughter got in a car wreck and died, about an hour and a half ago.”
Oh. My. Gosh.
And apparently he was in such shock that he got off the phone and went right back to work. It hit him about 30 minutes later, when he totally lost it and someone drove him home.
My co-worker will forever have a broken heart.
Hug your kids. Kiss your spouse. Say ‘I love you’, and don’t say things you might regret.