No, we all don't meander around looking dazed and confused, wandering outside of building waiting for shards of glass and spear-like metal objects to hurt us. We run around on the inside screaming hysterically - just kidding, that is only what I do. If an earthquake happens at home, I'm generally pretty calm. No, not the picture of peace and tranquility but calm nevertheless. At work, things are different. Pressure to remain calm, monitor how co-workers are acting and can I make it to the parking lot, as fast as one can walk with shaky knees while trying not to pee her pants. It's all rather tiring.
What is scarier than hell is to awake out of a peaceful slumber to one of these bad boys. Not fun. Not fun at all. There is a kindness that comes out of the general public on days like these. I walked into Subway and the staff was asking every customer "Where were they, when it hit"? It's nice that our community can come together when there is an event that affects all of us.
Emily - They felt it all the way to San Diego, you left just in time.
I forgot to mention that Duane saved a German Shepard, who was panicking, from jumping off of a balcony while he was working on a clients home. My hero.