The President came to Los Angeles a couple of days ago and Brian
got stuck selected to work the Presidential detail.
It was in the morning and people were driving to work when the streets were closed down and prepared for the President. The most entertaining group were from a nearby store who were asked to stay behind a taped area. The road was also blocked, so a group of drivers were stuck and people either had to leave the store or stay behind tape.
The best part was the various reactions from the people having their day interrupted by the Presidential motorcade.
It went something like this:
Excited Lady: I just came in here to buy milk! I had no idea the President was coming! I was just in here to buy milk! Milk! That’s it!
Panicked Man: Please, please let me cross! I am going to get fired from my job. …Please…Oh my God, please!
Entitled Angry Man: This is ridiculous! I am going to be late for work! You idiots! All of you! I don’t care if the President is coming! I voted for him! Let me pass! (His rants went on for the full 20 minutes the road was blocked).
Disappointed Fan: Oh! The President is coming! Don’t let me miss it! ::car drives by:: That was it? Why were they driving so fast? I couldn’t even take a picture. No, That wasn’t it…That was something else….He’s still coming….Wait…That was really it? Oh…*bows head*
Proud Store Owner: The Secret Service made me bring my trashcan in. Yes, they talked to me…Yes, the Secret Service. That is why my trashcan is in here.
Personally, I think that sounds like an awesome day at work….