Leading up to the summer of 2016, my then boss at the time use to brag that he was the 9th Canadian to put his name on the list for the purchase of a Tesla electric SUV.
Well, the photo shown here was the day it arrived at the office.
I disclosed that a close friend of mine (also a P. Eng.) was envious at his purchase and he offered to take my picture in front of it for me to share with him. He even offered to let him come to the office and take it for a drive.
After it was all said and done, I praised the ding dong on his new car and his ego couldn't help itself.
He said, "If you work hard, set goals, and put in long hours, I can get an even better one next year!"
OBVIOUSLY, I was an full blown idiot. Why?
This photo was taken in July of 2016, and I allowed his chauvinistic, misogynistic behaviour, to gaslight me until I walked out the door never to return; nor look back and be treated as such ever again.
That life changing day for this cat was September 11th, 2021.
|I may be smiling in this photo, but for years I would wake up in the night and suffer panic attacks.|
Again, obviously, I WAS an idiot.
TAKEN: JULY 2016