We’ve been in ChicagoLand for three weeks tomorrow. Haven’t made any huge contribution to the Argonne national laboratory physics program yet, but have worked out which cafeteria queue to get in to get the tall blonde lady who charges you about 2/3 as much as the small grumpy one.
My daughter Jessie had “Lockdown practice” at school this week. This is her description of it:
Meaning: there is someone outside on grounds who wants to kill you.
Action: close blinds and windows and be silent.
Meaning: there is someone in the building who wants to kill you.
Action: turn off lights, lock doors and hide out of view. Jessie is going to get under the shelves.
If this goes off you have to stay inside the building in case it is really someone wanting you to go outside so they can shoot you.
Go outside the lockers and get in a crouch position, look at the ground and not at anyone else.
I had to buy this much candy from 7-11 to take our minds of gunshots and masked teenagers and screaming, terrified children.
Continued at The Guardian.