Saturday, May 31, 2003

Wrecking Ball Day!

Today you're the person who's somehow still in the building when the wrecking ball hits. The foreman will see you in the window just as the crane makes the first and final swing to the brick. A cry will go out through walkie talkies, but it will be too late. When you're hit, observers will say it looked as if the ball was aimed at your sternum. Luckily, a photographer will get a snap of your silhouette in the window with the hemisphere of the ball at the edge of the frame. Headlines above the photo will read, "Polk Building Leveled With Man Inside." That's you. The story will publish accounts from the few who knew you, and they will say they didn't know much.

Happy Wrecking Ball Day!