Man, Dale’s employers at Metal Works of High Point must really hate him.
Update (5:30 p.m.): Reader Jeff investigated things, and we’re happy to report that Metal Works of High Point was just fucking with Dale:
From: Brian Dancy
Sent: Friday, January 22, 2016 1:48 PM
Subject: Re: clarification on Dale?
Yes, Dale is real but did not come to work. We were kidding around with him and he is safe and sound at home.
Metal Works of High Point Inc.
Update (6:30 p.m.): Jonathan Hall, president of Metal Works of High Point, emails Deadspin to say:
This was a joke to give Dale a hard time. Since then, we have received calls from Playboy and Krispy Kreme has offered Dale a job plus free doughnuts.
Update (8:15 p.m.): *sigh*
h/t to Aaron