2011-02-18

Well, I'm Not Dead…

Glass
I was walking back from lunch (and that's another story), crossing the street at Madison & Dearborn (that's me in the crosswalk up there), I heard a CRACK and looked up and back to where the sound came from. And what I saw was glass raining down onto the corner where I'd just been standing. The newspaper guy who usually sits at the center of the bull's eye up there caught it pretty good. Luckily, it looked like most of it was little cubes like safety glass, but I did see some hand sized bits land in the intersection (the little explosion cloud.)

And, "Yes", when I looked at the rain of glass, I was relieved not to see a body in the middle of it.

Here's your action new reporter getting a shot of the glass in the intersection:

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I hung around for a few minutes, and no one seemed to be hurt. The cops and emergency people were there right away.

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And then I called my wife after lunch and said, "Well, I'm not dead…"

She was not amused.

(Here is a short news story about it. It confirms that no one was really hurt.)

8 comments:

Joshua said...

Not quite dead yet.

This is what they call a good thing.

Cora said...

Well, like I told you yesterday, when I answered the phone and you said, "well, I'm not dead!" a series of horrible images of ways you could have been in mortal peril careened through my mind, each more terrible than the last--like maybe you were just attacked by a gang of ax wielding rabid psycho rapist ninja monkeys with herpes!!!!

*gulp*

Glad it was only raining glass, holy hula hooping Jesus!

BeckEye said...

I'm going to be in Chicago soon, so it figures it would start raining glass. Doesn't it ever rain men up there?

Shana said...

I am glad you are not dead as well.

J.J. in L.A. said...

One down, eight lives to go...

Oh wait, you're not a cat.

Scope said...

Joshua - Welcome back. I consider it a good thing, too.

Cora - On reflection, I guess I could have started that conversation a little better.

BeckEye - Oh, it does occasionally rain men. But it usually only happens on North Halstead St.

Shana - Well, that's one of the nicest things anybody's ever said to me.

J.J. - Oh, I'm "el Gato" all right.

SkylersDad said...

Was there a guy with a cart rolling along hollering "bring out your dead"?

Glad you aren't dead.

Jan @ Struck by Serendipity said...

That was a close one!

I love how your link to prove nobody was hurt is titled, "Woman injured by falling glass from Loop building."