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Re: Mailing Pollen and bomb threats- long

You're probably right about the mail, but then 
again, I never expected to clear out a whole 
floor of the Van Nuys Courthouse either.

It seems as I was quite ill one day that I was 
scheduled to testify.  I was also 8 months 
pregnant and I drug myself to the Courthouse 
only to have the case settle after I was sworn 

Apparently in my releif to go home, I left my 
briefcase sitting under a seat.  Someone 
thought to put it on the bailiff's desk.

I realized it was missing and tried to call the 
courtroom, but it was lunch time by then and no 
one answered.  I fell asleep and didn't give it 
another thought until the next morning.

A rather annoyed bailiff wanted to know if I 
wanted what was left of my briefcase back.  
Apparently since it was on his desk, they 
decided they must call the bomb squad.  They 
emptied the entire floor and then proceeded to 
demolish my unlocked briefcase.  (Of course I 
didn't tell the rather distressed bailiff that 
there wasn't anything of value in it because I 
had carried it along just to look the part 
while I was in court.)  Ever since then, my 
oversized replacement briefcase has been 
referred to as the "bomb box" in our office.

For once I'm glad its raining here.  That way 
maybe there's a chance that I won't miss peak 
bloom while I'm at the convention :0)

Robin Shadlow
zone 5 E

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