Friday, January 16, 2009

It's a Small World After All

At my office, we have some walk in customers once in a while. People looking to by airline tickets, or book a hotel or something will come into my office and one the agents will help them out.

On Dec 23rd, a guy came in to buy some plane tickets. I sit right near the door, and the people I sit by are all corporate agents. So when he came in, he was chatting with us until a leisure agent came up to help him. He seemed very nice and pleasant enough. So he bought some tickets, left and that was it.

Well, many of you may have heard about The Christmas Eve Massacre. Bruce Pardo dressed up as Santa, burst into his ex wives home and starting shooting at everyone before killing himself.

As you may have guessed, Bruce Pardo is the guy who was in my office the day before! The girl who helped him recognized his face when she saw him on the news, and sure enough, he had a flight reservation in our system. Scary.

It makes me wonder how many strangers we interact with on a day to day basis that are complete psychos. I think I'll start carrying my pepper spray with me again.

This is a link to the story of the funeral they had today for the victims of the massacre.

5 comments:

Jessica said...

That's a sad story. Really creepy too.
I need your email address so I can invite you to read my blog.

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Megan said...

Okay so that is really scary that he was in your office. What a tragedy....it really is a small world. I am going to get some pepper spray as well!!

Liz Cuillard said...

Yes Jessie invite me! My email is
liz.75@sbcglobal.net

Scott and Audrey said...

holy crap scary! thank goodness nothing happened to you! there have been some customers i've met or guys that deliver from local supply houses that scare the crap outta me. some people just put off weird vibes and make me really uneasy... so creepy!