This submission is from Sean. Wow, I've received some pretty good ones already. Keep them coming. Again, if you would like to submit a "...and I never heard from him again" story to the blog, write to cardinesblog, and don't forget to add the @gmail.com to the end of it!
I'm Afraid You're Gonna K..leave Me
One day, while working in the lab, I decided that music would be a great addition to my work day. I sauntered over to the cd player, and inserted a cd. The first few songs played, but after that, each song would skip, almost as if stuttering through each song. I decided to implore my coworkers. "please, let us purchase a stereo or something that doesn't have serious issues!" The response came back quicker than I imagined, "why not just get speakers, and use the old mac?"
The answer had come. So, we moved the mac in, and used some computer speakers. This did the job, but was not very loud. So, I went again to my coworkers, "Hey, lets get some decent speakers for this computer" They all agreed, and the search began, but was initially fruitless in providing the much needed speakers.
A week or two later, a coworker appeared with a speaker system. "It was only $20 so I got them, so if everyone pitches in a few dollars, that pays for them." Great I thought, and gave him the money. Weeks passed with the enjoyment of the speakers being shared by all. Then, the guy that bought them got booted from the lab. Oh well, he was pretty much useless anyway. Months went by, and he never cleaned up his stuff from the lab. It just sat at his desk. Then one day, he came in and picked up all his stuff. The multitudes rejoiced at the new space we had available.
The following day, I realized that he had also taken the speakers that I had helped pay for, but he was gone, and I never saw him again(or those speakers for that matter).