Corporate America is a dangerous place to work. You can stifle nearly any spirit within a cubicle's three walls, grind it down with daily routine. Days, weeks, years settle on your shoulders and accumulate there like the dust that covers your desk. Nothing exciting ever happens.
Well, usually nothing exciting happens but that all changed for the co-workers of one man in an insurance office in Fort Worth. Their day got injected with a little startle factor when a 47-year-old office worker shot himself in both legs while sitting at his desk.
The man draped his coat over the back of his chair when he arrived at work. When he sat down in the chair, the .45 caliber gun that was in his coat's pocket discharged, sending a bullet through both legs, through a bookshelf and into the wall of a female co-worker's cubicle.
The man may be charged with carrying a concealed weapon without a license, and could also get a bad performance review at work this year. His employer has a strict company policy about carrying weapons to work. Seems like a sound policy given the possible dangers in this unforeseen event.
On the other hand, at least no one was sleeping at their desks that morning.