Of course you do - it's a great story.
Background: I don't like our HR Director. He's (in my humble opinion) an idiot who should be declared mentally incompetent by the State and supported via Medicaid and Social Security for the rest of his days. And then they can give me his job.
Okay. Now that you know where I'm coming from, I'll commence with the story:
I called him because I needed the pay rate for our employee who'd filed for unemployment so I could respond to said unemployment claim. Our conversation turned to the sad state of American Work Ethics - he told me he'd been at our facility a few years back, promoting our 401k program (which offers a badass match, by the way) and enrolling interested employees, when he got to talking to a couple of lifers - guys who've been working here for years and who will work here until they die or are able to somehow miraculously retire. They told him they couldn't afford to put into a 401k, and he was confused; these guys have seniority, with first dibs on OT and such.
"I can't afford to work Overtime," the man told the HR Director, "If I work over 40 hours I'll lose my benefits."
"What benefits?" says Mr. HR.
"Food Stamps, Medicaid, Section 8," came the answers.
It says something that a man can work 40 hours a week for 20 years and still make a wage so low that allows him to qualify for public assistance, but that point is for another day, another post.
Our conversation turned from this blatant abuse of the system (though I'm not certain Mr. HR and I were talking about the same system) to the cost of healthcare, and how most of our employees don't opt into the best plans that are offered due to the cost. Then we progressed to the cost of catastrophic events, or unplanned medical situations that can present unexpected costs if you're not adequately insured.
I told him about my miscarriage. I told him about the cost of my RhoGam shot if I'd not been insured.
He made all the appropriate noises; the I'm so sorries and I've experienced that toos - told me about his wife losing twins at around 9 weeks.
And then he said this:
"I believe in God-given visions that come through dreams. I read a book written by a very Godly woman, (insert her name here - I can't remember it), and she was given a vision from God, and in her vision, she saw Heaven, and she saw Hell. And in Heaven, there is a room where all the aborted and miscarried fetuses are. And there are Angels there, sewing together the torn apart and misformed and broken pieces of those children, and the Angels are weeping as they're sewing together those babies. And those babies will go on to inhabit Christ's Millennial Kingdom, and they will get to grow and become adults. And if you live a good life, and if you are right with the Lord, you will see your child one day. You can know your child. Isn't that wonderful?"
Lesson One, Mr. HR Man: Know Your Audience.
His intention were good; I realize that, I do.