5.31.2007

Bostonians: Still Stupid

No, it's not blinky cartoon characters this time, it's a garbled fax from marketing.

In a scene reminiscent of the Cartoon Network bomb scare that paralyzed the Boston area in January, police shut down a strip mall yesterday in this small western suburb after employees at a Bank of America branch mistook a botched fax for a bomb threat.

Frustrated shop owners said the branch overreacted to the strange fax, which turned out to be an in-house marketing document sent by the bank's corporate office.


This lady shut down a bank and all the nearby businesses because of a garbled fax. But that's not the worst of it; this is:

Added Rohmer, "I think it was reasonable to assume there was a threat, based on what they saw on the fax."

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"I wouldn't have taken it as a bomb threat, personally," said veterinary technician Amy Tatreau. "However, you have to, I guess, treat things seriously these days."


How do these people make it through their day without peeing themselves at the sight of their own shadow? Is there something in the water in Boston?

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