The influx of tech money in the regional economy supplemented by the rubber stamping of HB-1 visas, has brought the Seattle area great wealth and with the new riches a sense of entitlement and the aversion to tradition. Maybe, it was the hangover from the Christmas Holiday, or a disdain for mediocre holiday treats, but apparently a Washington State Patrol officer got more than he bargained for as he called in the bomb squad, over a suspicious parcel containing a misunderstood and stray fruitcake.
The Seattle Times enlightens readers to the carnival of panic and frenzied activity at Seattle’s Coleman Ferry dock Tuesday morning, where notion of “better to be safer than sorry”, turned the usual weekday scene of commuters and tourists crossing the Puget Sound, into a terrifying scene, as people were evacuated and incoming vessels were barred from docking with the terminal, while authorities worked to diffuse the situation.
The 35 minute delay featuring a few terse moments, is a true testament to the wonders of the fruitcake, and how the polarizing dessert can insight conflicting emotions to fans and detractors none the less. There are no reports as to the aesthetics of the packaging or who the rogue present was meant for. This is the first known incident, where a horrible holiday treat preempted ferry service. The only resounding afterthought in the wake of the appearance by the Seattle Police department bomb squad, is how much the incident cost the tax payer, as the city is a haven for inflated public spending exacerbated by the presence of powerful unions?
Read the Seattle Times article here.