Mr. McCluskey in the Library with a Candlestick

"You are responsible for the death of my husband!" said the voice by way of introduction when I answered my office phone. I had given the usual greeting for my company and department, but after hearing that much instead of "Hello," I was so surprised I stayed silent for a moment, and the lady went on. "My husband did a lot of good work and you took his job away and he died!" she said. She went on to say that she had just received some bit of company mail from us, and didn't want to receive any more. She hung up as soon as she had unburdened herself. I got her phone number from my caller ID display.

After researching the issue, it turned out that the husband had concluded his employment with the company six years ago, and three years after that, he died. We couldn't find out if he was fired, or why, but he had worked in another state. I guess the lady had received company-related mail for a long time before deciding she'd had enough, but Jeepers. I was relieved to find out that I hadn't actually killed a guy on the east coast.

P R N D L

Got a flat tire on the highway of love.
Lost a second hubcap on the highway of love.
Drove into a ditch just off the highway of love.
Let off with a warning on the highway of love.

Eight-car collision on the highway of love.
Turn-signal flashing for ten miles on the highway of love.
Not looking at the roadkill on the highway of love.
Got stuck behind a Wienermobile on the highway of love.

Four miles to the Stuckey's on the highway of love.
Reading Spiderman #149 on the highway of love.
How long to the rest stop on the highway of love.
That car is from Delaware on the highway of love.

I sure could use a Nehi on the highway of love.
That trailer is "The Nelsons" on the highway of love.
I'll turn this car around right now on the highway of love.
I've heard the wind so long I can't hear it anymore on the highway of love.

Hypnotized by phone wires along the highway of love.
That truck is shiny clean on the highway of love.
A UFO has landed on the highway of love.
Inordinately proud of our hood ornament on the highway of love.

New radio stations, old music on the highway of love.
Fairly light traffic on the highway of love.