Life is not boring. Today was one of those days that I had to document several things that happened, because it was so very weird.
This morning, I thought I’d get to work on time, and then I came to a halt on a main road. I figured there was an accident, and when I got to the scene, I realized there was a boat in the road. From what I could gather, there was a problem with the trailer the boat was on, but all you could really see was the boat. I found it pretty humorous, almost like “the dog ate my homework” excuse. A boat broke down in the middle of the road.
At lunchtime, I stopped to get gas and I heard the song “We Didn’t Start the Fire” playing loudly. I thought that it was being piped in from the gas station, but it seemed awfully loud. After looking around, I realized it was coming from a car two over from me, and the driver was rocking out to the music. It was HILARIOUS. He was singing and bouncing his head to the music, oblivious that people were watching him.
This afternoon, I went by my boss’s office and she said “you can’t leave.” She told me that the building was surrounded by police. I went to talk to a reporter about something different, and as I was leaving her desk, I told her “I heard the building is surrounded by cops. Want to go check it out?” As if that’s normal.
This is what we saw from the I.T. office window:
There was a stand-off outside our building. The guy that police were after was in the black car. When I finally left work, they locked the building down (less than 5 minutes after I left.) It was crazy. Streets around us were closed off and marked with crime scene tape. The guy finally surrendered, after being promised the police would give him a cigarette. He surrendered wearing only his underwear.
I can’t make this stuff up.
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