Chicago Mayor Daley flips out, calls 2-weeks' water stocks overkill. Even though it's free. WhatEVER.greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
Police Supt. Terry Hillard's Oct. 19 internal memo is an example of a "bunker mentality" emblematic of paramilitary organizations, the mayor said.
But Daley called the memo "alarmist," pointing to one recommendation to store at least a two-week supply of water for every member of the family.
"Two weeks? Are we all gonna carry canteens?" the mayor said.
-- lisa (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 29, 1999
He must've watched Oprah's Y2K show. Don't ya know everythings fine? After all, everybody in Chicago can walk on down to Lake Michigan for their drinking water, providing you have an ice auger...and you don't freeze to death on the way...and buckets...oh, and don't forget a sled to haul it home...and some way to carry it up 30 floors..and some way to boil it...
-- Dale (email@example.com), November 29, 1999.
Don't forget to purify the water if you're gonna drink from Lake Michigan! I also understand that Zebra Mussels are beginning to be a problem....
-- Tim (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 29, 1999.
That reminds me to pick up more canteens...
-- zoobie (email@example.com), November 29, 1999.
Are Zebra Mussels good to eat? Hmmmmm? Better add cocktail sauce to the prep list....
-- P.A. (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 29, 1999.
Go easy on the good mayor,
After all, he has the largest, longest, end-of-the-miliinnium party planned, and he doesn't want any last minute water shortages to spoil it.
Also, he doesn't want people to develop bad backs from carrying two weeks' supply of water around in a canteen.
Give the poor guy a break. He's just trying to keep things inperspective.
Pass me another bottle, please.
-- gene (email@example.com), November 29, 1999.
On the bright side, my DGI brother saw the memo and suddenly gets it.
For once a cop was in the right place at the right time.
-- Deborah (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 29, 1999.