I should start by saying, I have serious issues.
Recently, I was sitting in my bosses boss’s office having a typical meeting. I don’t normally let my mind wander while having these conversations but as the conversation was nearing a resolution, my mind began to find other things to notice.
So he’s an avid hiker. I’m pretty sure he’d rather deal with the woods before dealing with any one of us that report to him, but he gets paid to deal with us, so there he sits. As an avid hiker, he has pictures of some of the trails he has hiked. I’ve seen these pictures every day for a few years now. But, as I sit there on this day, I began to have a very morbid thought. Likely, due to my brain preoccupied with serious analysis for a few hours and in need of some entertainment.
I began to think about my boss as a serial killer. He killed along the trails while he hiked. And the pictures in his office were actually pictures of grave sites. His way of keeping a trophy of his deeds. As I thought this, the lights began to go down, and I looked up to find his eyes piercing my soul. He had noticed my preoccupation with the photos, and knew I was onto him. As he stared at me, he knew that I would need to be dealt with. He looked over to an empty spot on the wall, and immediately envisioned a new trophy….another photo of a grave site…and one less employee.
Like I said, I have issues. My thoughts don’t typically get that weird, especially while at work. The little man in my head was hard at work that day (I’ll tell you about him some other time). I may never know the true innocence or horror of those photos, but I’m sure I’ll think about it every time I’m back in that office. I mean, it’s not impossible, right?