Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Sorry I Missed You



A few weeks ago while assisting a couple new "students" in their vocational training at the thrift store a large donation of miscellaneous goods came in packaged in several boxes.  One of the first things that's done is that each box is looked over quickly to determine what process location destination it meets.  One box in particular consisted of a variety of hardware type goods, fixtures, tools, etc.  In this box was an item that caught the eye of one of the students who I'll call "Kyle".  Kyle proceeded to commence digging through the box at which time I asked him to stack the box and continue with moving the remaining boxes to their respective areas.

Upon completion of that task everyone went back to their work stations.  I went about making my rounds through processing and the stores floors making sure everyone was on task.  A few minutes later I was called to take a donation phone call and returned back to the process area.  In walking into the area I noticed Kyle was back in the area where we had just stacked the drop-off donation, so I shouted his name and went on to take the call that was holding.  I completed the call and went over to ask Kyle what it was that had  (understand that some of these students have just enrolled in the program in hope to rehab from drugs and/or alcohol and often "dig" through boxes in hopes of finding a pack of smokes, alcohol, anything.) him snooping and intrigued with that given box.  He stated as most do with "nothing?".  I told him to return to his work station in which he promptly did and we went back to work.  Again I did a walk through the store and returned to the process area.  I stepped over to check on one of the newer students and as I conversed with the student I heard Kyle walk up behind me and ask "hey, what's th...", then instantly without warning heard "BOOM!".  I just about jumped out of my shoes at the sound then spun around to see WTH just went off not 3 feet from my person to see him standing there with a stunned ghost white expression on his face and what appeared at first glance a writing pen on the floor at his feet.

Immediately I shouted wth are you doing?????  I then looked around the room to see if everyone was ok and that no one had been hurt.  What Kyle found in that box and had no idea that what he held in his hand was a "Pen Gun" loaded with a slug equivalent to a .44 caliber bullet, cocked and ready to fire.  It was that which caught his eye, that which he took from the box, and that which he cupped it in his hand and proceeded to walk towards me to ask "hey, what's this?", but tripped the firing pin before finishing the question.  The good Lord was watching over us that day as anyone of us could have been hit with devastating consequences.  Fortunately for everyone the round went off and lodged itself in the 12 inch thick ceiling of the building.  Kyle was quite shaken once it dawned on him that he could have killed anyone of us with his careless actions.  He was quite remorseful and apologized continuously throughout the remainder of the day.  Over the following few days the incident took a lighter turn and Kyle was teased, jokes made, and the likes.  Although it turned more lighthearted and no one was hurt, it was by all means very serious.  

One morning shortly thereafter my attempted assassination, lol, Kyle came up to me holding something behind his back which immediately made me suck up my shorts and said "Hey, I just wanted to let you know how bad I still feel about what happened" and presented me with this...




L'MAO!


18 comments:

Nuckin Futs Knitter said...

OMG that is scary!! But at the same time that mug is so funny! LOL! Glad no one was hurt :)

NeverTooOld said...

Hiya NFK, LOL! Well, now I can LOL, but then was NSF! Nice to see ya, hope your year is off to a Bang! hehe. Thanks for stopping by as I need to do the same at your blog to see whats up!

nbrsspot.blogspot.com said...

Isnt he the one that also got into the baking kit a while back too with a friend? This poor kid.. I feel for him truly. I hope he did learn his lesson.

NeverTooOld said...

Hi Nicole,
LOL! no, that was Adam who got caught with the EasyBake oven, hehe. Thanks for stopping by and hope all is well with you and yours!

Jennifer Hoppins said...

Dave, I'm so glad you are ok!

Aunt Mary said...
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Aunt Mary said...

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NeverTooOld said...

Hi Jennifer! Thanks so much and sorry I've been MIA. Hope to get more posted soon. Hope you and yours are well.

NeverTooOld said...

Hi Aunt Mary! Thanks so much for visiting, your kind comments, and for following the blog. I only hope I can continue posting to keep your interest. Have a great week!

ticc said...

Hi ya NeverTooOld!!!
What a scary story, but the mug is funny and cute! How's things been going up your way? Hope you and the family are doing great. Been very hectic down here since the week before Thanksgiving. I just take things one day at a time, and go on from there.
Have a wonderful day!!!
Susan (ticc)

ticc said...

Gosh, just got finished back tracking your blog to where I was last at. What wonderful postings, and stories.. :O)
Enjoy!!!

Maureen Hanson said...

Glad your ok, wow!
Its always interesting to come visit Dave's blog post....Glad I found my way back.
Best,
Maureen

nbrsspot.blogspot.com said...

hey there where you been?? Hope all is well otherwise.

NeverTooOld said...

Thanks Maureen! Sorry for my delay in responding, but sooo glad you found your way back and always glad to see you. Hope you've been well. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!

NeverTooOld said...

Hi Nicole, MIA, uggh! I've been working more than my share of full time and ready for a break. All is well and hope you and yours are the same. TTYS!

Wink Artisans said...

Wow, that was an a great story. Glad to read that no one got hurt!

Wink Artisans said...

Wow, that was a great story. Glad to read that no one got hurt!

NeverTooOld said...

Hiya Wink, Thanks! I am too, lol. Awesome you stopped by and I'll be visiting your blog soon!