With the new job comes the legal necessity of disarming myself for the majority of the day. I work in a gun free zone. I grocery shop in a gun free zone. Even my rehearsal time is in a gun free zone. I don't like it. I did take some time with Chris yesterday to go over my "worst-case scenario" plans for both of my work locations, which helped a bit. Need to make up emergency bags for both places as well.
I really don't understand why more people don't think about these things. Putting the firearms topic completely aside, even, when you are responsible for the safety of others (particularly those who cannot take care of themselves) as everyone in my profession is, you'd darned well better be thinking about emergency procedures, back up options, and more. I just cannot comprehend people who don't think that way. In Alaska, all of my work locations provided us with basic emergency kits in a backpack. Here, the best we get is a handful of band-aids every month. Maybe Alaska's remoteness was a factor in that, but quite frankly there are just as many potential natural disasters here, even if they are different ones and likely to be short-term in nature. Among other things, apparently weather.com has the state ranked in the top ten in the nation for tornadoes and I know for a fact that just a few years ago a twister rolled down the street that both of my work locations are on (side note: I'm terrified of tornadoes. Way moreso than any other natural disasters). Given that, you'd think people might find it necessary to, you know, plan what they might do in the event of a tornado. Or maybe I'm just crazy.
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