By mcdeez - 22/09/2009 02:06 - New Zealand
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haha. something similar happened to me, except my friend didnt die, but his car flipped over. watch out what you wish for? hell, ill even throw in an YDI
I remember when took this class, Working with Children II, last year and I absolutely hated the teacher who taught it, and I recall my myself wishing she would drop dead. This year I was forced to take the class, Working with Children III with the same teacher, because AP Bio was full. Turns out the teacher I hated and was supposed to have this year was diagnosed with ovarian cancer over the summer and would be out for a long time. No, shes not dead or anything (thank god), but OP, it's still not you're fault, it's just a coincidence, because you had nothing to with your coworker's death.
I say shit like that all the time. Same thing with the "You're adopted" joke. It's just a horrible coincidence. Act like you're ashamed for an hour and move on with work. If anyone at your office has half a sense of humor, they'll understand that you didn't actually want him to be hospitalized or dead.
Same thing happened in my high school many years back. The students would always joke about kids being dead if they were absent.
Laugh it off. It's funny. I once heard a coworker saying that in her grandmas will she would leave her no money if she had a tattoo, and I told her to kill her grandma and then get ink.. Turns out her grandma HAD died. Poor taste comments are always hilarious.