...Baker's Square's parent company, Vicorp Restaurants, has declared bankruptcy. Sad - but not too sad. I like Perkins better.
...and Valley had a lockdown and drug search. I arrived late to school that day thanks to a doctor's appointment. Thus I was locked outside for about 45 minutes. During this time I sat in my car.
And look! look! look! at the picture that accompanies the Des Moines Register article. That blue car you can just barely see on the right side of the picture? That is my car. That is totally my car.
After five minutes of standing outside, I said, "I'm going to my car. If any of you want to join me, that's cool too." Only one person obliged - someone I've known since elementary school.
Then it started raining. Two others joined - an acquaintance who had a locker next to me freshman year and a complete stranger.
But back to the Des Moines Register article. A few of us were noting during lunch that the headline is a little weird - "Drug dogs uncover possible pot at West Des Moines" - emphasis mine.
Drugs are one of the few things that can be discovered by investigators and still have some uncertainty. Is it really pot? they might ask. That doesn't apply to other evidence. Something like "Police discover alleged chair" or "Detective: 'This sort of looks like a gun'" would never happen.
It's for good reason they use "possible", I guess. I'm aware of one student who was escorted from the building during the lockdown - the police searched him after dogs indicated something might be in his locker. That something turned out to be a sandwich. (He was promptly escorted back to class. I can only imagine what I might say and later regret in that situation. "You guys want chips?")
I've now taken to referring to sandwiches as "alleged drugs". In fact I just had a couple for lunch. It was fantastic.