As I was sitting at my desk today, performing my oh-so-stimulating secretarial duties, the radio announced that there was a natural gas leak downtown. As the DJ rambled on about “how cool it would be if cars started exploding like a scene out of a movie,” I realized this leak was three blocks from my office; and serious enough to warrant the evacuation of two city blocks. Oh, and did I mention that, those two city blocks just happened to stop at the corner of my building!
This means, that not only did I have to worry about having a heart attack while doing my filing, but also about burning to death in an exploding building. Luckily, neither scenario panned out. But, I spent most of the afternoon in a daze, wondering exactly how they knew where to stop the evacuation.