All entries for Thursday 18 January 2007
January 18, 2007
A bit strange this entry in that I have several things I'd like to ponder on, rant or generally put down words but I can't make up my mind the choices so far are:
- the wind and evacuation of the library
- a bizarre programme about children's birthday parties
- HP talking in a Russian accent
- my lovely allotment
OK after a brief pause to reflect I've gone for the number one slot 'the wind and the evacuation of the Library'
The wind has been getting progressively worse throughout the day and larger metal sheets have been flying off the Library building. It doesn't take a genius to work out that this extremely dangerous for anyone walking past. The guys in the Library acted quickly and stopped people from walking between the two buildings and contacted Security. Once they arrived we went into full scale evacuation because it was decided that to protect people we had to control the flow in and out of the building and the only way to do this was close the building and block off all the roads.
The majority of people I approached completely understood the situation but the reaction of some was unbelievable! The other thing that amazed me was what people left behind e.g. laptops, bags, coats (they were being sent outside!) etc. All these belongings have been collected on trolleys to be picked up tomorrow.
The funniest thing though was some girls hiding in the toilet - given that the Library is now like a morgue did they think that we wouldn't spot them at some point?!!!
Looks like we're going to be shut for the rest of the day now but I'm managing to look out my window and watch security shouting at people who still insist in walking through a barricaded area!