I was making my way to my appointment this moring taking my normal rat maze path to the Empire State Building really hoping the cheese would not be hard to find today. Get my last legal stimulate at the biggest drug pusher on the face of the planet and a round piece of bread that is basically just and installment plan for putting my doctors kids though college. South on Broadway I am like that guy on the Discovery Channel that gets dropped in the wild with nothing but a knife and ball of twine. Force to survive in harsh conditions, find basic living supplies, and a way home. Just reverse everything and make it a slightly overweight guy from the south, a good sence of direction with a ball of money, a laptop, and 1/2 pack of beef jerky.
Now I have made this trip every morning for the last 5 days, 9 blocks south, 3 blocks west, 2 block south. I will spare you the fact that I got a cab this morning and he turned down Ave. of the America's the wrong way...That was classic to here a guy go complete bat shit crazy in swahili. I am pretty sure he may of juiced his own ride. The reason for this was that the whole north side of the Empire State building was blocked off for 2 blocks... Once I get out of the cab a block away so we don't make a 6 dollar u-turn of 3 right hand turns around the block I am starting to looking at the affair. Police tape, cops, no one inside the blockade sans a lonely single turck with no outside markings. I notice two police women, one was rather fetching which is just a bonus and odd at the same time, talking to two Japanese tourists. Asking directions to this and that as I waited to ask what was going on. Movie shot at EPSB? Someone Jump? Killer bees? Just as they finished up and I was about to ask the million dollar question the Japanese guy says "Whattah happen?" and points down the street that is blocked off. Police woman "Manhole explosion". Japanese woman "I hope he is ok!".
Nice start to the morning I am still laughing...