So what a day I had today, At 11 o'clock I turned on the T.V. to watch The View as I am a huge time Whoopi Golberg fan! The T.V. cuts to a newsflash that there has been a Hostage Taking downtown at
The Workers Compensation Board. There are over 700 people that work in that building alone. Apparently an upset gentleman came in with a weapon, fired it into the ceiling and grabbed some hostages and proceeded to the conference room on Floor Eight!
They showed the police getting everyone out of the building all day long and at about eight negotions had stopped and the police were ushering the man from the building.All I have learned is that he had been denighed for wcb benefits. he said the doctor damaged his knee further.. this had been going on for five years. Apparently his wife is suing for custody. I have no more details than that...
First of all I am so thankful that no one was physically injured, and that the situation did not escalate into more serious of a situation!
I myself have dealt with insurance companies, and sometimes what they put you through is absolutely amazing, and I do not mean that in a good way. Very seldom is your first application approved and often, denied, denied, denied will come back. I believe what they try to do is to wear people down so that there is no fight left in them and from reading nine out of ten cases are dropped before going to quart.
SO, I absolutely do not agree with what he has done, I do wonder what has happened to push someone to making such a poor life altering decision, with no thought as to the outcome or the innocent people in the situation. I sometimes wonder about our hard economic situation, with cutbacks, etc,
Tomorrow I am sure we will here more,Apparently he wanted to talk to the media to have his story told!
It gives you a very strange feeling to have these things happen so close to home.
Other than that I have been trying to fix my computer problems as I can not get on all my blogs, I think the next thing I will do is going to fix the problem.
Note to self, if it does not work shut off the computer, call it a night!
It is my bedtime, I think I need to unwind a bit.
maybe a hot tea before bed.