Thursday, May 15, 2008

Bombs Away

I came into work this morning expecting another routine Thursday. At about 9am, one of my coworkers was joking with a patient who arrived. She is a Boston Police Officer. My coworker was teasing her that she needed a police escort for her routine appointment. Outside our window, there were several BPD cruiser with lights a flashing and police tape cordoning off a park bench with a lone cooler style lunch bag on top. Next thing we knew, the Bombsquad rig showed up and a very brave man dressed all in black approached said cooler bag most carefully. He had a toolbox with him that no doubt housed all sorts of high tech bomb detection thingies. 1, 2, 3.........He opened the bag while we all held our breath. Out came a tuna fish sandwich and a Heineken. Just another day in the life of a Boston Bomb Squad Guy.

1 comment:

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Too funny! When I lived in DC and worked downtown, we had that stuff go on all the time. Except they usually just blew it up and asked questions later. The first year it made for quite a show but I am sad to say I became so used to it that it hardly made me think twice after a while.