“I’ve got to go. We’ve got a tsunami alert”, I told my friends at the pub.
At first my friends thought I was joking, but pretty quickly they realised I wasn’t, due to the rather serious look on my face.
I’d just received a call from a bloke from the State Emergency Service who I know and trust, and so knew it wasn’t a hoax.
At that stage, the Weather Bureau was predicting a tsunami for the NSW/Victorian and Tasmanian coastlines in the next hour or so, as a result of an earthquake in New Zealand.
Details were a little sketchy at that point. But by the time I’d gotten to work it was all a little bit clearer.
It was a rather unexpected end to an otherwise curious mix of a day.
I’d been to an event for NAIDOC week. I’d heard news of a mate losing his job. All sorts of things happened today at work. And then, just when I thought it was safe to sit around with mates for a couple of quiet beers – with the State of Origin playing quietly on the big screen in the backgroud – I got the call to go into work.
It was a curious mix of a day, to be sure.
One response to “Curious Mix”
i was sitting at the newsdesk when we got the message and they reckoned we’d get done cos the waves would come up the Harbour and Pyrmont would be swept away.
Lucky we’re on the fourth floor. ;-)