I think I still have a job. But not entirely sure, as I also took today off to spend with my son.
I work as a Paralegal in the City Attorney's Office, and have often had items delivered there. It avoids the possibility of anything getting stolen sitting on my porch for hours on end while I'm not home.
The timing of it all is what gets me. First, the box was supposed to be delivered by the post office last Thursday, at the latest. It didn't arrive. Then, I was hoping for a Friday delivery...no dice.
So I expected to see the box sitting in my office today, as I initially wasn't going to take the day off (and actually, taking today off had nothing to do with this fiasco). Had the mail man delivered the package just one hour earlier, I would have been accessible either on my home line or cell. Or, better yet, had they delivered last week, there wouldn't have been an issue, either.
And as for getting items delivered to the office, there is no set policy that I'm aware of that prohibits it and many of the employees get at least some of their packages delievered there. So it's not something that is prohibited. I'm certain, however, that there will be a policy in place shortly.
When I first learned of this yesterday, I was totally shocked by what had transpired. I then briefly laughed my ass off. But mostly I felt so bad for all the manhours that was wasted due to my box. I mean, the City/County building is a 10-story building with a dozen or so courtrooms, lots of attorneys, judges, juries, witnesses...I mean, there's a ton of folks who do business there on a daily basis. And for it to be shut down for several hours...it just sickens me to think of all the taxpayer dollars that was wasted.
I spoke with my boss yesterday afternoon. Luckily, she didn't seem angry. She seemed more amused and amazed at what had happened. Apparently, the bomb squad was going to blow up the box, but she informed the security person that I was expecting a package and that I oftentimes get electronics delivered to the office. So I have her to thank for the amp still being in one piece. She did tell me that security still had the package and that they wanted to speak with me.
The incident was on the 11 o'clock news last night, but it didn't show the bomb squad actually take out the amp. I've yet to see the video someone has posted in this thread so I'll have to check that out. Also, someone else posted that it appeared they (the bomb squad) broke something. I certainly hope that's not the case. But if it is, I think I can live with it, considering the commotion caused.
I'm 100 percent certain I'll be teased about this for a very long time.
I'll keep you all posted on what happens tomorrow.