26 September 2014

Enough Excitement Already

At 9:45 this morning, the janitor found a large, black suitcase tucked neatly under the stairs in my building, this morning. It wasn't there when I arrived at 0600.

It had a label for some company in Bristol, England ... and what immediately went through my head was all the recent stories about ISIS and Al-Qaeda fighters with US and UK passports, and how easy it's supposed to be for them to get into the country.

A 911 call later, APD removed the offending luggage and we all went back to work with a sigh of relief.

I have no idea what was in the suitcase, and don't really care to.

I'm ready for the weekend now.


Cathy said...

That would have been my reaction.
Dang nab it.
What a crazy world we're living in.

Rev. Paul said...

Agreed, Cathy; I may never know whose it was, nor what was in it. All I care about is that it didn't go boom.

ProudHillbilly said...

Oh yeah. The last couple times that happened in our building I went for a long lunch several blocks away. In the morning.

Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

Enough excitement here too.
I live not to far from where the attack at the grocery store occurred.

Rev. Paul said...

PH, that was the first time for that building. I've experienced from a slightly further distance at other facilities. No fun, either way.

Sandy, I wondered about that. I'm glad you're okay, too!

threecollie said...

Just a few years ago we would all have thought nothing of such a find. Now, we have no choice but to react carefully. Every single day. Scary

Anonymous said...

BUT, I thought they didn't have terrorism in AK, except greenies damaging pipelines and polar bear attacks?


Rev. Paul said...

threecollie, that's true. Dang it.

Guffaw, I'm not sure where you got that idea, but - on the other hand - there's no indication that it was anything other than someone being lazy & leaving it there until they came back downstairs.