Sunday, February 10, 2008
office of security
Last night I was on my way home from Miss Shirley's when I saw a bunch of flashing lights up ahead. This is on the 2-block stretch of sketchiness, so this was not that surprising, and actually a little reassuring - it was 1:30 a.m. and I'd just as soon have a bunch of cops around when I go through that bit of the route. As I turned onto M Street, I saw a lot of police cars, a lot of cops, no apparent bad guys, and a bunch of white things all over the street. Turned out the cops were collecting pieces of paper and putting them in big clear plastic bags. I was mildly tempted to open my door and grab one while I was stopped at the light, but instead I settled for staring and figured out that many of them were pages of signatures that said "OFFICE OF SECURITY" across the top.