Sunday, May 3, 2009

A shot of Adrenaline to go...

Hi all,

Yesterday was a full round day. I worked at the library and we were hopping so I didn't manage to get lunch. All seemed normal as we closed up. I shooed people out the door, checked the library and locked up. We turned off the lights and my two co-workers left for the day. I had a bit more to do, so I went around to all the printers and added paper then I headed to the back office.

I sat down at my desk to catch up on some email. Someone yelled, "Heeeellllloooooo." I looked up and thought what the hell is that? Again I heard, "Heeeellllloooooo." Which needless to say scared the crap outta me. Then one of the exit door alarms went off. I'm sitting at my desk looking out through the glass trying to figure if someone was still out there.

I stand up like I'm gonna take a walk around the library, then I decide NOT to be the stupid heroine in a horror movie. You know, the one that hears a noise and goes to investigate with nothing more lethal in her hands than a pair of scissors? So I called 911. Now, I was pretty sure there was no one out there, but I was so creeped out I was not gonna clear the building myself. I figured I'd let big strong people - in this case dudes with guns - do what they're trained to do.

It felt like forever before they arrived at the back door. I told them to come there because I KNEW the back office was clear. They went through the building to verify we were empty and gave me the okay to go turn off the door alarm. They left and I left right after I called my library director to leave a "heads up" message on her answering machine cause no way was I staying in the building at that point. They probably think I'm a nut job, but better that than sliced and diced by a mad serial killer-who was probably just a freaked out reader. I mean, how do you sit around reading while people make announcements and the lights go out without noticing that the lights have gone out and NO ONE is left in the building?

Thereafter I indulged in a little retail therapy...I went shopping. I didn't spend too much money but I did get a nice pair of sandals. So how was YOUR Saturday?

Sigh. What a day!


  1. CRAZY!! I bet the real fear you felt will create amazing scene filled with emotion in one of your chapters or books!
    Very glad you are safe and sound!
    Sounds like a walk through is going to be added to the nightly check list!
    Probably some teenager who fell asleep and had his ipod on or...... someone staking out the place and seeing just how hard it is to have accesss to you and the library afterhours! ;-)

  2. I didn't think it was a teenager. If I had to bet, I'd guess it was an oldster who fell asleep while reading the newspaper and turned of his hearing aid.

    Thanks for posting!

  3. Holy Cow, Francesca! The cops would have been scraping me off the ceiling after that! hehe I have to ask though...any officer hotties on the force??? ;-)

  4. Both officers were quite nice looking. LOL Thanks for asking Serena.