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I was shocked when a friend said this about manager

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crunchymint Fri 19-Jan-18 15:01:46

I know my friend has been having a hard time at work, but I was shocked when she said she was tempted to mow her boss down with her car when she saw him walking to his car after work. Obviously she didn't, but I was still shocked that she wanted to.

ilovesooty Fri 19-Jan-18 15:07:21

I've worked for someone who was so foul I can understand where she was coming from.

MyBrilliantDisguise Fri 19-Jan-18 15:07:53

That was a common thing to say when I was at work!

demirose87 Fri 19-Jan-18 15:09:09

She probably had no intention or desire of doing so but just said in anger.

x2boys Fri 19-Jan-18 15:09:25

I.have murderous thoughts all the time i wouldn't ever act on them though!

ChelleDawg2020 Fri 19-Jan-18 15:10:33

If you believe she meant it, report it to the police.

But she probably didn't, it's just a phrase.

crunchymint Fri 19-Jan-18 15:12:20

No she did not mean it, she is the mildest mannered person you can imagine. But I believe she really really wanted to.

EggsonHeads Fri 19-Jan-18 15:13:03

I doubt that she meant is seriously.

EggsonHeads Fri 19-Jan-18 15:13:43

*it was obviously a joke.

MrsMaxwell Fri 19-Jan-18 15:14:21

I hear her grin

Notasperfectasallothermners Fri 19-Jan-18 15:14:45

I ran over my exh foot once.
He was being very abusive to me and threatening me.
Asked him to move so I could park and collect the dc, he was ranting through the windows and I had already accelerated as he walked towards me.
After I had realised, he was still shouting and said I had ran over his foot - I am not ashamed to admit I told him if he didn't move I would reverse over it also!

Glumglowworm Fri 19-Jan-18 15:16:01

Why not try sympathising with your friend instead of being shocked?

I’ve said it, most of the people I know have said it at some point. None of us have ever done anything

barefoofdoctor Fri 19-Jan-18 15:16:38

Good grief If friends started Mumsnet threads every time I've said things like this it would be almost as boring as nethuns. YABU because this is a complete non event.

WunWun Fri 19-Jan-18 15:17:40

You know she didn't mean it but you're shocked that she wanted to? confused

crunchymint Fri 19-Jan-18 15:18:41

Okay IABU grin
She wasn't venting actually, she meant it. She did really want to do it, but would not have. I am used to people venting, this was different.

MsHarry Fri 19-Jan-18 15:19:17

I think it was a joke....

Emmageddon Fri 19-Jan-18 15:19:38

It's just something she said in anger, she isn't actually planning a murder. Give her the chance to vent about her horrible manager and get all her anger off her chest. We've all worked for vile people at one time or another, I'm sure, and have all imagined taking grisly revenge on them. But very few people, if any, actually go through with it.

MsHarry Fri 19-Jan-18 15:20:17

Ever squeezed a stress toy and imagined it being someone who really pissed you off?

whiskyowl Fri 19-Jan-18 15:22:22

A friend of mine once said of a colleague "I want to tear his arms off and beat him around the head with them".

It was hilarious, but he also kind of meant it and had every reason to be angry at the time. Said colleague had basically fucked him over royally.

This is what mates do! Being friends is a licence to show others that you are hurt, angry, upset, and to have other people in your corner to say "I'm not bloody surprised, he's a total WANKER!" It's totally different from being an acquaintance, where you are minding your Ps and Qs and being a bit reserved. It doesn't mean your friend is actually a violent person. Being tempted to do something isn't the same thing as doing it. AT ALL. It means that she trusts you and looks to you for empathy, which sadly doesn't seem to be there in response.

MadMags Fri 19-Jan-18 15:22:23

You think she really meant to kill someone with her car and just casually mentioned it to you? Come on!

AnneLovesGilbert Fri 19-Jan-18 15:22:23

I once plotted the detailed demise of a colleague involving an icy lake and a couple of litres of acid and if I'd really thought I could get away with it I'd definitely have done it.

She was so completely vile, hateful, delusional and toxic the world would truly be a better place without her. Another colleague and I only got through that time by discussing plans to murder her. In the end she got the sack and I haven't seen her since, but the thought of her being out there in the world continuing to be awful to people makes me feel sick.

Judge away. You don't know her boss. And if this is out of character for your friend maybe ask her if she wants to talk about it, instead of bitching about her behind her back hmm

mikeyssister Fri 19-Jan-18 15:23:59

I'm 15 years out of an office where I was treated abominally. I occasionally see one of my bosses and still have a flare of totally uncontrollable anger. I get where she was coming from.

MsHarry Fri 19-Jan-18 15:25:02

I'm guessing you are one of the easily offended 'millennials.'

ThePinkOcelot Fri 19-Jan-18 15:25:15

I hear her as well!!

Cracker09jacker Fri 19-Jan-18 15:26:13

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