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Thursday
Oct252007

Anonymous Death Threat

I get the feeling someone doesn't like me. I found a note on my desk today after lunch which read: "I'm going to kill you."  

Sure, my first inclination might be to assume this is someone's idea of a joke. But the pen strokes were literally scratched into the paper as if the person writing imagined the paper was my face. The writing style did not scream a playful tone, but rather just screamed in a very high pitch. 

There are several reasons this note disturbs me. Not because someone wants to kill me, because I've expected this day to come for a long time now. But mainly because the writer has absolutely no sense of creativity. If you're going to take the time to write me a note revealing your intent to kill me, at least be somewhat creative by giving me a hint as to how, when, and/or why--and maybe even who. I mean, otherwise, just kill me. Why give me the heads up if you're not going to have a little fun with it?

And the paper was yanked out of some spiral bound notebook with its holed edges dangling off on one side. If nothing else, have you not learned the importance of presentation at this company? Use a Sharpie, make it bold, maybe even a red Sharpie. Scare me a little. Ideally, this should be in a PowerPoint. Imagine the effects you could incorporate!

How am I supposed to take the threat seriously if you don't take the threat seriously. This certainly is indicative of the fact that people do not put enough pride into their work around here. 

Is this how it started with Pangbourn? Will I now become just as paranoid? How will it happen? It all comes down to the "Who". If it's Blair, she'll poison me. If it's Mulhausen, he'll shoot me. If it's somebody's husband, he'll OJ me. So many choices, and a note that doesn't give me one Goddamn clue.

Maybe I should have Teri go down and check my car for explosive devices.  

Reader Comments (2)

r u playing office polictics??

December 30, 2007 | Unregistered Commenteract on

Yes I am. And I win most of the time because I cheat. The trick is not getting caught or I'll get kicked out of the casino...

December 31, 2007 | Registered CommenterJason X

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