September 21, 2006

Big doings in Center City Philadelphia this afternoon! An underground explosion near City Hall, around 1:00 p.m., with nearby office buildings evacuated and all that.

As word spread at work, concern grew and there was all the talk and worry and such, particularly among suburbanites wondering if they could get home in due time.

After I explained the situation to a co-worker, one I knew relied on Septa's Regional Rail to get home, he asked, "So is this a terrorist situation?"

"No," I answered. "It's apparently a Peco thing. So I guess, yes, it's domestic terrorism, but of the local variety."

Unless you've had the experience of opening a Peco bill, or enduring one of the utility's outrageously long outages, you probably will not get the joke.


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