Oh, Isn't This A Bit Of A Nuisance
Lunarchy has already noted that when we arrived at work on Monday it seemed that every phone in our BBC building had received an emergency '666' sticker. '666' is the BBC's internal equivalent of '999', and has spawned many a satanic joke in the office.
Mind you this was nowhere as alarming as developments on Friday, when we all received an email from 'Safety and Security information'. I appreciate that the BBC needs to keep a track on staff, but the first call to action in the email was to go to the intranet and "and make sure your personal and next of kin details are up to date". Cheery.
I just wonder if all this 'I'm not scared' bravado might make it more difficult for us to discuss our very natural fears with each other and so help to manage them better.
So I'm coming out of the closet. I'm a little bit scared. Anyone else care to admit it?
Personally I've skipped the terrified / defiant stages, and I've moved straight into a rather British "Oh, isn't this a bit of a nuisance" phase, simply because of the way my planned work is being disrupted by constant contingency planning and keeping one eye on News 24 in the office.