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bleedingheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-08-06 04:09 PM
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88. a few years ago my boss decided to take a few of us on a road trip
we were going to go to one of our factories.

So four of us were scheduled to go ...including a fellow who was 6'7 and weighed around 450lbs and our boss tells us the day before that he is going to take his Jeep Grand Cherokee and we would all go in this car. Well the larger fellow would have to sit in front because there is no way he could fit in the back and neither myself or my one coworker wanted to be the unlucky person directly behind him because he needs to lean the seat back far in order to be comfortable in a car.

So I discreetly went to my bosses office and told him that perhaps we should discuss the ergonomics of such a trip...and all of a sudden he realized how bad an idea it would be to go in the smaller car (the Cherokee)...

So the day of the trip he shows up in a minivan...which worked and avoided embarrassing us or the fellow...

Meanwhile this guy drove a small Honda sports car...I don't know how he got into that car...but I will tell you that one day while driving on the road the front seat fell backward on him while he was driving. The metal bracing in the seat had literally sheared as a result of metal fatigue...the first time I ever heard of something like that and to top it off he came into the office screaming that he would sue Honda because of their defective car.

However..I have to point out that this large coworker was unaware of his own size and would make fat jokes about any woman he met that wasn't good looking enough for him. He once made a comment about my fat ass...meanwhile I wear a size 10...
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