Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A Government Employee Reacts to the Earthquake

Just after today's earthquake I headed outside to get a sense for how people were reacting.

The earthquake did give a big jolt, but it was over and done with in seconds. Californians would have been back to work in ten to fifteen minutes, if they had stopped working at all. In D.C. there were pockets of panic.

At one point, next to me on the sidewalk was a woman who was wearing a GAO employee badge . She was in panic and repeating, "No one is telling us what to do." Finally, I broke the news to her and said, "Obama's on vacation and I don't think he left anybody in charge." She looked even more horrified.


  1. This made me laugh out loud. I am happy to share it with others. Thanks for the smile.

  2. LOL! I needed a good laugh after learning that Nick Ashford - of the dynamic duo "Ashford and Simpson" - passed away.

    He - along with his wife Valerie Simpson - are two of my favorite songwriters and entertainers of all time!


  3. Bob, I can't believe you TERRORIZED that poor woman!

    Anecdotes like that scare the hell out of me. Are these mice really running our gov't?

    Dale Fitz

  4. Bob,

    When did you move to D.C? I thought you were out in Cali?

  5. Just got back in D.C. a couple of weeks ago.

  6. Voluntary CooperationAugust 24, 2011 at 4:08 AM

    Good lord. Can you imagine what's going to happen to this country when/if it really hits the fan?

  7. LMAO...as we know, the GAO takes its marching orders from whoever it happens to be "auditing" at the moment. Must have been a slow week.

  8. How old do you suppose this lady was?

  9. One word comes to mind..Retards.

    Washington drama queen retards.


  10. Reel funnie, Wenzel. Klearly, you dont kare if you hurt govment employies feelins by skaring us like you did. We was allredy plenti skared. We dont need you to pyle on yure sillie coments. Do you no how much Depends was spoild yesterday?! Dat comes out of our dept budjets. Dat meens less Twinkies for dept partys.

    You will find soon enuf dat wat you said is aganst the law! Wach yure bak wise guy!

  11. The snipers on the White House roof were much more calm:


  12. Oh, if only someone would come tell us what to do, before I learn to rely on myself!