it all started with a smoking man hole on 40th st .
the street was closed off and we were NOT allowed to leave the building.
computers went out . no phones. general alarm . it was lunchtime. no food.
(except me as i had bought my slim pickings of a lunch to the office.)
of course everyone was wondering if Ken MacMillan had accidentally tosted a butt end down the
man hole in question but at the time of alarm he was no where to be seen.
he later tweeted that due to a flying man hole cover he was safe in a ‘cafe’ somewhere in Noho.
after an hour or so we were evacuated out of the building by lots of firemen.
moving quickly down the stairs.
at times like this you cant use the elevators and they both were broken anyway. lets hope
they are fixed tomorrow because hiking 11 flights is not a good way to start the day.
only the very dedicated shoe team didnt hear any of the loud speakers, smell the rancid smoke or wonder why the
computers or phones were not working, because apparently they stayed on the 12 th floor and carried on working.
i wonder what they thought when they realized the entire building was empty except for them.