Black briefcases

I just went to KFC for a quick bite in my lunch hour. One of the chairs at the table next to where I was sitting had an abandoned black laptop case on it, which probably belonged to either the branch manager or a patron who must’ve changed tables. Of course, I could only think of fleeting images of bombed out restaurants and screaming people. With every bite of the french fry I was eating, I could hear an invisible time bomb ticking. I couldn’t wait to get out of the place. Why don’t restaurant managers realize how dangerous unattended bags can be? I know I’m overreacting. But it just made me realize what a horribly unsure world we live in.

4 Comments so far

  1. Jon (unregistered) on July 23rd, 2005 @ 6:06 pm

    its time like these when you need to fuck being polite and just go up to someone incharge asking them to please check out the souitcase.

    everyone’s safety is much more important than worrying how one will look paranoid if one is wrong about it.

  2. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on July 23rd, 2005 @ 6:38 pm

    Did you ever wonder if it was a good fast Sony Vaio laptop and you missed the chance to claim it for yourself. ;)

    I would have to agree with JON you should have it reported to the managment before you sneaked out into oblivion ;)

  3. Hasan (unregistered) on July 23rd, 2005 @ 7:37 pm

    Next time, check if the laptop bag has plenty of excessive padding stuffed inside of it, you can do that by gently pushing it from the sides if it does it maybe to protect the bomb from accidently going off during transport or it just could be a careful owner protecting his laptop; And most bombs don’t tick nowadays, they vibrate. Better yet, just contact management they can always throw it it their dumpsters. I know because, on my way back from Karachi was stopped because my trolley seemed to be vibrating under the security scanners, it turned out to be my electric toothbrush. I miss Zinger Burgers :(

  4. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on July 24th, 2005 @ 3:35 am

    Hasan – I found that toothbrush stint hilarious – I can almost imagine a bomb scare being declared in the airport as a Pakistani walks in with a vibrating bag.

    Zingers await you and your vibrating bag ;) oops lets not talk about back packs and bags esp so close to the london bombings ;)

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