I’m sitting at my desk at work, reading the SDMB, when my phone rings. It’s my mother. She asks if I’ve been watching the news and if I’ve been paying attention to the most recent terrorism warnings. I went to a couple of news sites and read where they’re now recommending that we stock up on food and water and keep duct tape in case we have to tape up our windows to protect ourselves from chemical, biological, or radiological debris in the air.
The main reason she called was because I’m flying somewhere on Sunday. I have a job interview out of state and she wanted to tell me to think about my options. My options, as I see them, are either go or cancel it. Postponing it won’t do any good, because the situation could be even worse next week or next month.
Most of the warnings are about “soft targets”, meaning that airports are among the safest places you could be these days, seeing as they are so heavily guarded. But I’m still wondering if I should start calling people up and making peace with them.
I don’t really have too many outstanding problems with anybody, but I hate that I’m thinking this anyway. It’s not fair.