Thursday, June 07, 2007

Bomb Threat at SAG, 5757 Wilshire

There was a bomb threat at the street level of 5757 Wilshire Blvd today at around 2PM. Someone found a mysterious package in from of "Organic to Go" and reported to the authorities. I went for a late lunch and when I stepped into the lobby, I was stopped and escorted by the police to move along. Fortunately, I was heading to "Ralph's" to get a quick bite. When I returned to the office, I was not allowed to get back in!. They were still investigating the situation.

I managed to walk all the way around and up the stairs to the 8th floor. I was concerned that my laptop was still on my desk. I need to have it with me due to the content of the hard drive which contains many of my recent wedding images that I've been working on. I would hate to loose it all and have to start over again.

After I retrieved my laptop and I gazed out the window and saw the bomb squad van. That's when I realize this is for real and the threat seems to be real. Strangely, we have not gotten the official word to leave to building. We were still waiting for upper management to give the go ahead to vacate the building. I realized how absurd this was because upper management have all left the building. I thought to myself... why are we still here. We should leave when we have the chance. I can imaging my Dad muttering to himself over what's left of my dead corpse that my son is such an idiot... following orders blindly. I wish he would exercise some common sense and judgment.

That's when I decided to pack my stuff and leave the building. They can fire me later. For now, it self-preservation. I hate to see myself like those that were stuck at the WTC on 9/11. Sayonara.

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