Thursday, July 9, 2009

Hanging by a thread


Tuesday I called a supplier who was way behind on shipping us some parts. A man answered the phone, and as soon as I told him who I was, he said "your parts aren't ready." An odd response I thought from someone we'd done business with for over 30 years. I politely asked when he thought they would be ready, and he said Friday. Today a lady from the company called, and told me the man who I'd spoken to, the owner, committed suicide. He was 57 with a wife, children, and grandchildren.

6 comments:

Charlie said...

Dang Reece. Sad news, sorry to hear about that.

Kevin said...

Man, thats just crazy. Sorry about the loss of your business associate.

Dr. Marc and Tanya said...

Wow, sad but suicide is quickly becoming "the wayout" of choice.
We are living in tough times, I mourn with the families.
MJ

Just_because_today said...

Reese: Obviously the man couldn't cope with the stress of his own life. It is unfortunate.

Just_because_today said...

he looks so happy in that picture. No one knows what the heart hides, right?

Terri said...

Wow, Reese. I don't know what to say. That is really sad, sounds like such an understatement. It makes you stop and think, though, doesn't it.