Yesterday I put Betty in her doggie sling and we went for a walk. I needed to pick up some stuff at Bed Bath and Beyond so we headed over there.
When we got to the store, we entered and went down the escalator (In Manhattan we try to make use of vertical space as much as possible, so all the merchandise is downstairs)
When we got off the escalator I heard a loud CRASH sound. I looked up to see small pieces of something fall on the two people on the escalator.
I assumed a light fixture had exploded so I looked up.
Everything appeared to be intact. Then I saw security and a store employee run up the escalator and they began to say that someone had “broken the showcase”.
Roughly translated, someone broke the front window of the store from the outside. The force of the blow was enough that chunks of window scattered at least twenty feet.
I am grateful that we were not walking 30 seconds later, or I may have had glass fall atop the pup and me.
I am grateful that I was not 45 seconds later or I would have been at the top of the escalator.
I am grateful that I was not 60 seconds later or I would have been entering the store as the person shattered the thick plate glass window…
I am grateful that my timing was just right…
Sometimes you just get lucky