Friday, April 3, 2015

Jack Daniel On Freaky Friday...!

What makes today's tale so freaky is the fact that it was caused by a silly act of temper.

Most folks have heard that having a bad temper will eventually come to hurt you, and this is certainly an example of that!

Jack Daniel



We don’t have to tell you what legendary master distiller Jack Daniel is known for; statistically speaking, at least one of you is probably smashed on what he is known for right now. We’ve talked (http://listverse.com/2013/02/10/10-interesting-histories-of-iconic-products/) before about some of the interesting details of his life, but the incident that brought about the end of that life was unfortunately pretty ridiculous.

Jack arrived early to work at his office one morning in 1906, before anyone else. This was unusual, and Jack was having a hell of a time remembering the combo to the company safe, as he was almost never the one to open it. Growing frustrated, he gave the safe a good hard kick—and probably busted something in his foot, as he immediately began limping, and the limp never went away.

The safe had its revenge over time. The limp grew worse, blood poisoning was suspected, the foot grew gangrenous, then had to be amputated. Daniel died of gangrene five years after the safe-kicking, which we suppose goes to show that if your whole life revolves around whiskey, trying to show up for work early is probably a bad idea. Right?

I'm sure that this isn't the only case of someone doing something silly and stupid that ended in tragedy Seems a shame, though. Wouldn't you say?

Coffee on the patio this morning. Cooler weather is on the way again, so they say!

7 comments:

thecottagebythecranelakethree said...

Poetic justice prhaps :-) :-)

Have a great day!
Christer.

Chickenmom said...

Lesson learned: Never kick a safe!
I'll bring the Dunkins.

linda m said...

I think we all have done something stupid and lived to regret it. At least we lived - he died from stupidity. Glad I didn't get gangrene when I broke my toe after ramming it into a door jam. Have a great weekend and Happy Easter.

Dizzy-Dick said...

If you are going to kick a safe at work, you should be wearing your steel toed work shoes.

JO said...

There's a story I never heard before. Kicking things never works they way you expect it to.

Off to exercise class in a bit. It has cooled down some here these past few days of course along with it came the wind
Happy Easter Everyone

HermitJim said...

Hey Christer...
Sure does sound like it to me. Happens to us all at some point, I reckon!

Thanks for coming by today!



Hey Phyllis...
If I had a safe, I sure wouldn't kick it!

Donuts are a good thing!

Thanks for dropping by this morning!



Hey Linda M...
Certainly not a good way to be remembered. I have to ask...was it on purpose or an accident? Your toe I mean.

Thanks for the visit today!



Hey Dizzy...
Sure makes sense to me. Steel toes can prevent some broken feet!

Thanks for stopping by today!



Hey Jo...
Funny how that works out, isn't it?

Have fun and have a Happy Easter!

Thanks, sweetie, for coming over today!

Sixbears said...

Not a good idea to lose one's temper, is it?

Maybe all that whiskey?