How to deal with the office nut-job (idea)
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Wed Oct 25 2000 at 14:37:41
possible in casual
, say something like "remember, I was always
someone you both dislike and try to
fan the flames
of that hatred to defer
from you. "That Peterson is such an
. If he did to me what he did to you on
- well, I don't know what I'd do."
to your own ends. But remember to make your if-that-crazy-dude-shoots-up-the-office wish list well in advance. "Sir, I don't know what this means, but I think Rick was really upset
connection. Perhaps we should upgrade to a
counselling. "These voices you hear, do they tell you to do things?"
Search through his
when he's at lunch and see if you can find any
photos. If he has an obsession with a specific actress, mention to him right away how much you love her and how you would love to impress her some way if you only knew how.
If you feel you can broach the subject lightly, attempt to enter into a "if anything happens to either of us, the other one erases all the
from their computer" pact. That will surely spare your life.
his taste in
s. "PeachTree Accounting? Good God, man. Only
When he shows up with fifty clips of
to kill an office of
people, do not
his lack of
When arguing with this person (and you will find yourself in this position no matter how hard you try to avoid it), do not say things in anger like "what are you going to do?
Mow me down in a hail of bullets
If your office does have a "when will the guy freak out"
, do not offer to administer it. If you must participate, make your guess years in the
. It will be five bucks well spent.
If you own a t-shirt with a targeting
on it, do not wear it to work, even under other clothing.
Do not (no matter how tempting) play any kind of
on this person. That includes leaving messages from "
" in his desk drawer. "Bob, have you killed everyone yet? I'm waiting! - xoxo, Satan."
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