Talk about a disappointing storm. While I'm sure it would have sucked to go through Typhoon Kong Rey in a coconut frond covered pala pala, sitting in concrete reinforced air conditioned comfort was downright luxurious.
While today probably isn't the best of days to go diving at the Grotto, the traffic driving up and down Middle Road tells me that the worst is over...or that there is a special going on at Winchell's.
I'm pretty sure most businesses are closed today (except for Java Joe's, Saipan's #1 BBQ/coffee shop and home of the $2 Cappuccino), so I guess today is a good day to just sit at home and wish I had cable...or I guess I could go read a book...or work.
As for the government employees, they are to report back to work TODAY at 12:30 PM. Good luck with that. It will be interesting to see if any government offices manage to open today. If I worked for the government, I'd just turn off my cellphone and claim that my house lost power.
Yeah, so I received a half dozen emails from friends who work in the government all letting me know that they were sitting at their desks. My friends, I feel your pain. I wasn't trying to insinuate that government workers don't love their jobs (don't use no double negatives), I was just trying to empathize with you.
Having to go into work on the day of a major typhoon, on two hours notice nonetheless, just isn't cool...or safe, for that matter. I'm looking out my window at 4:30 PM and the wind is still blowing and the rain is still falling. Making the 5000 government employees report to work for a four hour workday was a bad call. You should all be at home with your kids.