I went to the bank this afternoon. I needed to copy a birth certificate that was in my safe deposit box (sorry, you didn't think I had VALUABLES, did you?). I had a nice conversation with Juanita and waved over at Dan. They are the friendliest bankers EVER at that place.
I don't know if it's their training, or if they are just naturally likeable people. They always say hi to me by name. They know everybody. They are nice and helpful to everybody who walks in.
I left the bank around 4:15 and took Elf and Emperor out (more on that maybe tomorrow). There were several helicopters buzzing around nearby. Something had to have happened. People walking by talking on cell phones with that "look." Went inside and saw the tv news.
My bank. Cut/paste from the big city newspaper:
"(Cityname) police are investigating whether an altercation inside a local bank today involved a kidnapping.
Police were called to the Bank of the West branch at (address) about 5 p.m. on a report of a cutting. They found two men, one of whom might have been kidnapped from outside the city, a department spokesman said. The case is still under investigation.
No one was seriously injured in the altercation inside the bank, the department said."
I hope that Dan, Juanita and the other folks who work in the little cubby offices there (they *wave* but I don't know their names) are all ok physically and mentally. Hope the victim recovers soon as well... how frightening!