My father, where ever he is, my his spirit be at rest, was a man of few words, unless he had a drink in his hand, And today, like many lately, he was drinking. The words he said had a specific meaning or purpose, sometimes... both! He made a statement about an asst. plant manager that had been found dead on a certain Monday. Then I said, strangely, this past Monday, thinking to myself, he did not work anymore? Then he said, No, dummy! At work, at such and such company back in 1978. This was many years ago, by now, too me, at least. So, he told me the story of how this guy went by the plant one weekend, was not sure if the security fence (electric fence is about all they had in the 1970's) was on or not. This guy was responsible for having had it just been installed, licked his finger, stuck it to the fence, to see if the current was flowing thru properly, got hung on buy the current, and was found dead on Monday morning. He said to me that this was a case of "The Heard, Culling Out It's Own Weak". I did not understand for a long time how he could look at this accident this way? But then... I got to thinking... this guy was in his mid-to-late 30's, and, the Asst. Plant Manager that was responsible for the project that installed the electric fence, that killed himself. If he was stupid enough to do it... He must have been warned, and told to relay the information to everyone else, but just did not listen to the information.
sorry for the so long reply,