“I swear, but since I am the owner of this company, that is my privilege… that differentiates me from you, and I want to keep it that way. There will be absolutely no swearing, by any employee, male or female, in this office, ever.”

Words to live by from Edward “Tiger Mike” Davis of Tiger Oil Company in Houston. Tiger Mike is mostly a mystery, but we do know two things. The first is obvious from his memos: he is the greatest boss in American history.

The second comes from Editor and Publisher and is more frightening.

“Tiger Mike’s wardrobe consisted of only one-piece khaki polyester leisure suits with white shoes and white belt.”

This is far scarier than you might realize. Do you know what an angry oil baron looks like in a khaki leisure suit? I do, I looked it up!

Ok, he’s more mannequin than oil man, but the horror is still pretty palpable.

And for heaven’s sake, don’t say hi, HE’S TRYING TO SAVE HIS THROAT

Photo by Mobilus in Mobil via Flickr/Creative Commons