Originally Posted by JBFromOZ
not meaning to sound morbid, but what happened to him? did he die?
We all die, J!
He was speaking, in business terms, metaphorically!
He passed away 2 years ago. The funniest, smartest man I every knew. A real empirical thinker! I miss him a lot!
Eg. When he was a manager trainee for Beechman's Group in the 1950's, he'd be in a meeting with 20 other trainees headed by a Director of "something or other" dept. and he would take the London Times want ads and circle in red a few job openings...he would then pass it to the guy sitting next to him. Who would immediately pass it to the next guy and so on...until the Director noticed it and asked to see what was being passed around...the "last" guy who had it was mortified because he'd be the one to reluctantly give it to the Director....I'm sure the Director would make a mental note of the "goof" that gave him a London Times Want Ad section with a few job openings circled in red...
Hope this conveys in written form....Best