Here’s CNN’s summary of the blackout in New York. They sound surprised and mildly disappointed at the lack of violence and general disorder. They’re not from here.
I can’t give you a better summary than Seth Lerner’s, as our group of Brooklyn-bound Tor employees was walking over the Manhattan Bridge. Seth, by the way, was having to walk from the Flatiron Building, at 23rd Street and Fifth Avenue and Broadway in Manhattan, to Kings Plaza in Brooklyn. Look up the distance if you’re interested. Anyway, Seth’s take was, “It’s just another thing.”
Which it was. Granted, it was a wholly unexpected hours-long thing in humid ninety-degree heat. Not what I’d have chosen to do, but life is full of those. It’s also full of things that don’t work they way they’re supposed to. If your life has led you to think that things work the way they’re supposed to, well, good. I’m glad. Let’s all work together for a world where everybody’s life works that way.
But, yeah: Getting home yesteday was just another thing.