Tuesday, May 6, 2008
A what? Where?
Today I was sitting in class, listening to someone talking about something related to preventing fraud and malfeasance in a consular section, and all of a sudden there was a rumble, then a brief vibration, then nothing. Nobody moved, and the speaker didn’t even miss a beat in his speech. I’m sitting there, wondering at my knee-jerk urge to crawl under a desk, thinking to myself, “Hm – that sounded and felt an awful lot like a small earthquake. But that couldn’t be, because I’m in DC, and there are no earthquakes over here. Impossible. Must’ve been construction.” And I left it at that. Nobody in class mentioned anything at all when the break came, or when we left for the day. So imagine my surprise when I come home to find that, indeed, the impossible did actually happen. Huh – whaddaya know?