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Tragedy Close To Work

January 20th, 2017 at 11:33 am

This is not a financial post, because my head's just not there at the moment (not to mention it's Friday night so we are relaxing in front of the tv).

Lunchtime today was just a normal day. I went out and did some errands, then had a quick sandwich which I was debating about putting in a complaint in.

Went back to work and about an hour later my boss got a message from his daughter saying the city centre is in lockdown... Turns out a guy with mental problems on a likely drug binge deliberately drove into about 30 pedestrians on a street around the corner from my work... Three died, more are critical..

It's so weird to have something that you normally see on the news happen so close to where you are. And the people who died- a man, a woman, a toddler.. He deliberately hit a pram, the three month old baby went under the car and is critical...

I'm shattered, and pretty emotional because it happened so close to where I am.. How do emergency services deal with this, day in, day out? I've been relaxing for hours and still feel emotional!

Appreciate your loved ones, today is an example of how short life can be..

10 Responses to “Tragedy Close To Work”

  1. Carol Says:

    I'm so sorry. How awful for everyone.

  2. CB in the City Says:

    I'm sorry to hear this. Somehow tragedy close by is so much worse than it is on the news. I guess it makes it realize it could have been us.

  3. scottish girl Says:

    I'm so sorry.

  4. MonkeyMama Says:

    That is so scary! ((HUGS))

  5. ceejay74 Says:

    So sorry! What a terrible thing to happen, especially to the little kids. Frown

  6. LuckyRobin Says:

    I'm so sorry. It is scary and emotionally draining when things like this happen inside your personal universe. It sets your own feelings of personal safety on edge for weeks and you grieve for the lives lost. It's so senseless. Hang in there. Your equilibrium will come back after a while.

  7. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Thank you all for your kind words. CB & Lucky Robin you are right, these things happen often (eg Florida airport shootings, Nice, Munich) but it affects you so much more when you are nearby. My equilibrium is already starting to come back because it's now the weekend and I'm at home - I think if I had to come back to work today and see the crime scene stuff I would get emotional again. Thanks guys.

  8. rob62521 Says:

    So sorry. Very tragic. I'm sorry, but until we as a people get a firm hold on treating mental illness, so many innocents suffer. Hope you are doing better after hearing all this.

  9. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I think I saw a story about that. It is definitely a sad, scary thing - esp. to happen so close by.

  10. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Rob- you're right.. the guy was an ice addict and mental health problems were definitely in the mix. He was talking about Armageddon and all this stuff, a total nut job.

    FrugalTexan it definitely was a sad, scary thing.

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