October 20, 2004

Things That Go Boom

Posted in General at 10:46 am by Ian

Right now, from Sola St. to about four blocks to the North, the police have blocked off the street because they suspect a Red-painted box with an anarchy sign on it of being a bomb. I became aware of this about 10 minutes ago when one of my coworkers told me about it and we went to look. We walked to the other end of the building and looked out the windows to see a bomb-disarming robot approaching the box, which was about 50 feet away.

I then had the following thoughts, in rapid succession:

  • The policemen are way further away from this thing than I am.
  • If it’s not a bomb, there’s nothing to see.
  • If it is a bomb, I think I’d rather be on the other side of the building.

So I returned to my desk.

Update (2:27pm): It was just a box.



  1. Evan said,


  2. Ian said,


  3. Mama said,

    An amazing set of thoughts. Didn’t raise no dummy.

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