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Based upon my poor understanding of history, science, and ethics...
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Guy is waiting at the airport for his wife to pick him up. Wife doesn't show, doesn't answer the phone. Guy lives way out of town.

Guy calls his neighbor for a ride.

Neighbor finds the dead wife laying in the yard. Complete surprise. No health problems. Probably natural causes.

Guy's crying, asking me for advice. I don't know what the hell to say. Troopers call. Crying. Family calls. Crying.

Off the cuff, I can think of 10,000 places I would have rather been.

It was a long ride. Longest hour ever.

Poor guy.

Thank God that doesn't happen too often.
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Sucked for you.

Worse for the guy.

Even worse for the wife.
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Adrian Hague
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Oof, tough one.
 
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Could've been worse; the guy could've been waiting for his dog to pick him up.



(I don't know what that means either; I just type what the voices tell me.)
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Its probably no consolation but misery shared is misery halved (or doubled). My first boss was friends with the external relations manager of KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines) in charge of contacting relatives after the Las Palmas crash (remember when two boeings full of people collided). Apparently more than once when he called a house to inform them that both Mr and Mrs XYZ had died in the crash he got a response like this:

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What do you mean Mrs. XYZ died in Las Palmas? I am Mrs. XYZ and my husband isnt in Las Palmas at all but in New York on business.


Turns out more than a few of the 'couples' on board as it turned out where Mr XYZ + Mistress of Mr. XYZ. Not directly related to your case but as it involved airports and spouses it sprang to mind.
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Scary stuff, man. I'm sorry you ended up involved.
 
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Airtight alibi. A little TOO airtight. Expect a visit from Hercule Poirot.

Seriously: that sucks all around.
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kuhrusty wrote:
Could've been worse; the guy could've been waiting for his dog to pick him up.



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How 'uncouth', since, this being Alaska, then it would have been an entire Dog-sled TEAM! Them 'HoverCamels' would have just 'detached' any DEAD-teammate and continued along. caravan_meeple_/meeple coal-'proper disposal' even!
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Oh, jeez. That completely sucks all around.
 
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shumyum wrote:
Airtight alibi. A little TOO airtight. Expect a visit from Hercule Poirot.

Seriously: that sucks all around.
laugh ~"KARMA Criss/Cross!" Now Koldie will 'reciprocate' and have a BABY 'born/borne' in his CAB! TWINS! meeplemeeple
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Based upon my poor understanding of history, science, and ethics...
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kuhrusty wrote:
Could've been worse; the guy could've been waiting for his dog to pick him up.



(I don't know what that means either; I just type what the voices tell me.)


When the guy first came up to me he was talking on the phone to the neighbor. That's what I thought was going on at first, that someone found his dog dead.

He was distraught, so I didn't say anything. It wasn't until the police called, asked when he last talked to her, medical conditions, and he broke down on the phone that I put it together.
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wmshub wrote:
Sucked for you.

Worse for the guy.

Even worse for the wife.


The wife actually had it the easiest.
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Koldie, your story has cheered me up. As crap and frustrating as my life is just now, at least I'm not
a) dead in the garden
b) bereaved
c) driving a cab.

Things could always be worse.
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