I work with a guy who always has a story. It seems as if every day, something goes wrong in his life; his house, his car, or his health. He and his wife recently purchased an old house which needs a lot of work and while the people are working on it, they are living in a rental. Even the rental has issues with things like electricity, plumbing, and the like and we are always hearing about the myriad of problems that he is going through. The other day, our team threw him a surprise baby shower as he and his wife are expecting their second in a month or so. He was genuinely surprised and grateful to us for doing this for him, but of course at the shower stories were shared about yet another issue that was going on.
I am not sure if it is simply because he is a good story teller or he draws attention to himself, but he seems to go through more drama than the normal person. He is a nice enough guy – always cracking a joke and has a great sense of humor as well as a wonderful work ethic, but there is always something going on. I guess there are just those people who have such experiences in life and seem to go through a tough time. Whatever the circumstance it makes for a good story and it makes me feel lucky that those things are not happening to me.