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July 9th, 2003 - Open Knowledge

Jul. 9th, 2003

12:04 am - Why we marry [Edit: HOAX]

[EDIT: Oops, sorry guys. Seems I fell for it. Snopes says story is a hoax. As punishment, my fact-checker will be repeatedly sexually harassed.]


Courtesy of rumspringa

WORKER DEAD AT DESK FOR 5 DAYS New York Times 1-22-03

Bosses of a publishing firm are trying to work out why no one noticed
that one of their employees had been sitting dead at his desk for FIVE
DAYS before anyone asked if he was feeling okay. George Turklebaum, 51,
who had been employed as a proof-reader at a New York firm for 30
years, had a heart attack in the open-plan office he shared with 23
other workers. He quietly passed away on Monday, but nobody noticed until
Saturday morning when an office cleaner asked why he was still working
during
the weekend. His boss Elliot Wachiaski said: "George was always the first
guy
in each morning and the last to leave at night, so no one found it unusual
that
he was in the same position all that time and didn't say anything. He
was always absorbed in his work and kept much to himself." A post mortem
examination revealed that he had been dead for five days after suffering a
coronary. Ironically, George was proofreading manuscripts of medical
textbooks
when he died. You may want to give your co-workers a nudge occasionally!
Moral of the story: Don't work too hard. Nobody notices anyway!!

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