Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Scary Stuff


Dee called from across the street. "I can't come home. There's a bomb threat!" I immediately looked out the window and saw him in the car at the intersection. The street was filled with firetrucks, an ambulance, and a bomb squad vehicle, as well as several policemen setting up a perimeter to block traffic. It was happening right there, 7 floors below me! I couldn't see what was going on, and I didn't know what I should do. I called downstairs to the office and they said we weren't being evacuated and we should stay inside for now.

The TV flashed a Breaking News banner. There we were! The news crew was setting up on our front steps! Apparently there were 2 big packages left on the steps of a building 2 doors up. A foreign flag of some sort was draped across the largest package, and there was no postage or address, which made it suspicious. The bomb squad sent a robot up to detonate it. There was a loud boom, and then the debris was examined closer. It turns out it was a sewing machine. Actually sewing machines have caused a lot of stress in my life (the whole bobbin thing...) so I understood how the robot felt. After another hour, everyone had gone home and it barely made the 10:00 news tonight.

Dee was finally able to get past the guards, and when he walked in our door he had another suspicious package with him. The return address was Land's End, and it contained the candidates for my new swimming suit. I just had to try them on and decide. Now truly, which event is the scarier?

6 comments:

MissKris said...

I'm so glad your bomb threat ended up being something as non-threatening as a sewing machine. Well, as much as I hate sewing it would've been threatening to ME but that's another story, ha! It's been so many years since I've bought a bathing suit...20? 25? Hats off to you...you're braver than me, haha! And it's not like I even have a bad figure or anything...dunno WHAT stops me from hopping into a pool any more. Lack of time, probably...

MissKris said...

PS...I have to tell you something funny. I don't know WHY but I thought you lived in New York City. That'll teach me not to check profiles, eh? I read yours today to see where your bomb threat was...and you live in Salt Lake City?!? Boy, was that a shock to me, lol!

Bev said...

I've noticed that what makes the news is different from city to city across the country. When we've been in SLC it seems they try to focus on the up side of things. I think this is a good thing....perhaps there'd be less "I can commit a bigger crime than you did" attitude if more cities did that....I get really tired of hearing 20 minutes of murder and mayhem every night...

Glad you and Dee were not harmed -- good luck with that bathing suit thing!

gramakas said...

I was actually thinking of you when I heard about the location of that wacky incident. So glad the boom wasn't any bigger and you know I'm very sad about the sewing machine -- I hope it wasn't a Singer featherweight!

Stie said...

Scary! Glad you were not the target of a bomb threat!

gab said...

Mom, You will be "the bomb" in your new swimsuit! Photos, please...