Tchaikovsky Sounds Funny: In Memory of Connecticut, Which Was Destroyed Yesterday (Or Was It?)

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Wednesday, February 02, 2005

In Memory of Connecticut, Which Was Destroyed Yesterday (Or Was It?)

Tchaikovsky Sounds Funny

Yesterday, everyone watching television at 2 pm in Connecticut received an emergency broadcast stating that the entire state of Connecticut should evacuate. And you were reading today’s newspaper thinking: shouldn’t the total destruction of Connecticut be on the front page? Well, it turns out the broadcast was in error. Except: get this, the emergency announcement people decided it would cause more confusion to rescind the announcement. Huh? How is telling people that the announcement was a mistake and not to panic is less confusing?

If the announcement had been real, do they seriously expect an entire state, especially one of the most densely populated, to be able to evacuate? The highways would be more like a huge parking lot. Plus, how far away should people in Connecticut evacuate? If they are not evacuating people in Rhode Island, does one magically become safe once crossing into Rhode Island? Or should people head for Massachusetts or for New York?

Of course, my favorite part of the evacuation announcement was that the emergency would last from 2:15 until 3:15? Huh? The entire state should evacuate and then reenter at 3:15? Most people in Connecticut wouldn’t even make it to the border within an hour. If the emergency is only going to last for an hour, shouldn’t the announcement be that everyone should stay at home and weather the emergency? I think someone in emergency announcements needs to rethink a lot of things.

What is in the newspaper is a headline that reads “Man accused of killing wife to have competency exam.” Well, if he killed his wife, he appears quite competent to me. Incompetent people would have messed the whole thing up.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this for real? I see nothing about it anywhere.

11:56 AM

Blogger Tchaikovsky Sounds Funny said...

Yes, this really happened.

I also figured out the only way one would have a chance to flee if all of Connecticut had to evacuate might be by boat. Maybe this was a plot by yacht manufactureres to get everyone to buy a yacht in case of emergency. What do you think?

2:12 PM


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