Wednesday, December 5, 2007

The Noose Meme Goes Viral

Yet another incident that has come to my attention:
This gentleman was working on a rig off the coast of Louisiana, and takes a nap. He wakes up with a noose around his neck and three white workers standing over him. They say it was a "prank."

Now that's comedy! Perhaps they can use it to bring back the Fox Half Hour Comedy Hour or whatever that crappy show was called.

In any case, this gets better. The victim tells his bosses at Noble Drilling (of Houston, call them and send your regards), and they fired him for "sleeping on the job." It was during his break. God forbid workers take one of those.

Now he's suing them. Let's hope, against all odds, Noble takes it in the gut.

Hat tip to the field negro. A pretty decent compendium of college noose incidents can be found at Vox ex Machina. I'm not sure if there is a similar compendium for workplace incidents. If I become aware of one, I'll update with a link to it.

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