Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I watched it burn

Today I watched Bed, Bath, and Beyond burn. Really and seriously. It was quite a surreal experience. It shook me up more than I expected it to. I was worried for my former co-workers and friends and shocked that it was happening. I stood there in a silent, shocked awe watching a place I had spent so much time in just burn. I guess it was struck by lightning. It started with a few flames in the towel room and turned into a huge fire. The towel room is probably the most flammable room in the whole place. They were still trying to put the fire out when we left over an hour after it had started. We saw smoke pouring out of the windows and they were all over the place trying to put it out. They had to tear down the outside wall in order to get to it. I could see my old buddy the Customer Service sign through all of the smoke. It's funny because we used to always joke about burning the place down when we were stressed about working there. We also would talk about what would happen if it were to burn down. None of us ever thought it would actually happen though. Thankfully no one was hurt. Please pray for my old co-workers though because many of them will be without jobs.

On another note, for those of you who don't know, I got an apartment. God provided and I move in on Tuesday!!


At 7:15 AM, Blogger Jessica said...

Oh my gosh! How scary! That's crazy. How did you manage to be there? I can't imagine!

And HURRAY for the apartment! So excited for you! Send me the address!

At 8:49 PM, Blogger Beccalynn said...

Nina, I actually came home, and looked it up online that day and watched it burn too on some video on the news channel. So weird. Now, I'm going to go back and read your post :-)

At 7:48 PM, Blogger Jessica said...

"Talking a blue streak," I think, means basically the same thing as "talking 'til you're blue in the face." Talking talking talking talking talking. Of course, you probably figured that out in context of the book. I think it's a southern thing. Well, the expression is, but I don't think southerners are the only ones who ever talk a blue streak. We say it a lot down here, but it's definitely one of those things that I don't know where it comes from.

Anyone who's reading this is wondering where in the world this came from. Check Nina's comment on my blog, y'all.


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