a small, small world

So I’ve got this new job. I’ve been working there about 8 weeks. It’s a job. I don’t care for my hours – 3PM-11PM – I’m such a morning person that adjusting to the schedule has been difficult. I’m tired – a lot.

Most of the people are pretty nice. The other day, I was chatting with a guy who used to be a cop. He told me what he did…”fatality investigations”.

I then asked what that meant – he investigated vehicle accidents and wrote the reports.

Then I asked where he had worked. His answer gave me chills. I live in Hopeville, but there is a tiny town inside the city limits of Hopeville called Sunset Valley. That’s where he worked. That’s where my brother’s car accident was. And there aren’t many fatalities in Sunset Valley each year.

So then I asked when he worked there.

And then I said, “My brother died in a car accident in Sunset Valley in October of 2003.”

The guy looked at me and then recalled my brother’s full name, the vehicle he was driving, the date of the accident, and detail after detail after detail. He wrote the report that is sitting in my closet.

It knocked the wind out of me. I don’t know what the odds are of ending up working at a job that I “shouldn’t” be working at only to find out I’m working with the person who investigated my dead brother’s car accident.

Part of me wants him to tell me all about it. Part of me is satisfied with what I already know.

~ by Larisa on December 29, 2006.

6 Responses to “a small, small world”

  1. Congratulations on the new job, with coverage.

    That is a small world incident to make your blood run cold. How amazing that he could still recall all those details.

  2. That’s pretty freaky.

    And hooray for coverage!

  3. Wow..yeah…small small world indeed!


  4. That’s really weird. I’m not sure what I would do. I think in the end my curiosity would win out with me secretly hoping that he doesn’t tell me anything new.

    3pm to 11pm is a huge shift change from what you are use to. No wonder why you are having a hard time adjusting. Hang in there. Feb. 1 isn’t too far off!


  5. Now I want to work for the copy place… I never would’ve imagined their coverage is so generous for infertility.

    It must have been surreal for both you and the man who investigated your brother’s accident to have discovered the tie that connects you. It must have stirred up an awful lot of emotional sediment for you, too. I’m sure you’re still stirred up. It’d be a hard call to make — to find out more, to learn more details.

    February 1st isn’t too far off (that being said — December was an eternity). I hope the month rolls by quickly, quickly godspeed fast.

  6. The connection with the investigator is pretty wierd. I don’t hink I would want to know more…

    Will you please email me more details about the options coverage from your new “Kompany?” I wonder if they cover IVF here in California? Who knows, maybe someday I’ll purse employment with them too!

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