Risk Assessment...  

rm_tuttle 43M
106 posts
7/26/2006 5:51 am

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Risk Assessment...

I read a tragic tale of a woman who entered a well known catalogue shop in the hope of buying some small piece of electrical equipment.

After only being in the store for thirty seconds, she had already found the item she wanted and began filling out a small paper form, required at the cash register.

The vinyl floor happened to be wet due to a young child spilling his drink moments earlier. Stepping away from the catalogues she slipped. Too late to react, she fell into a bench and impaled herself on the small, blue pen clasped in her right hand. It entered through the bridge of her nose, causing massive internal bleeding. She died fifteen minutes later before the ambulance had even arrived.

Some days earlier she had told a friend that she wouldn't buy things on the internet because she felt it was unsafe. This turned out to be a poor assessment of risk.

People are often here because they are afraid of meeting people in real life. There are no blue pens here, but people still get hurt.
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tUTTLE


tracy_de_lacy 105F
9268 posts
7/26/2006 6:21 am

man that's a sad story

Bye everyone, it was a blast


rm_tuttle 43M
75 posts
7/26/2006 6:49 am

Hi Tracy,

Yes it is a sad story. Life is full of ironies. It's also full of humour though. I try to strike a balance.

Tears + Laughter = Tragedy

Everyone loves a good tragedy!


Reverbe2 43F
3297 posts
7/27/2006 5:58 am

T

Is that a true story or an urban myth?

R
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rm_tuttle 43M
75 posts
7/27/2006 6:21 am

It is a true story. It happened at my local branch of Argos about two years ago. The bitter irony has always stuck in my mind.
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Reverbe2 43F
3297 posts
7/27/2006 11:23 am

Oh my goodness how tragic.

I can imagine it would do.

x

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rm_Ellenback 58F
966 posts
7/28/2006 4:17 am

There are no blue pens here, but people still get hurt.

But there are pencils...old Hungarian saying, "Go sharpen your pencil!" meaning to go get laid...LOL

(((softboobyhugs)))

Elle


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