Daily Archives: June 30, 2015

Bomb Squad

The Bomb Squad

I've lived in Rainier for over 27 years and worked at the Rainier Market for almost 14 years.  During that time, I've seen it all. There was a night, at midnight, that one of our city police officers came in and said I would have to close the store.  He said that the street was being closed because he discovered a BOMB in the laundromat across the street.  The Olympia bomb squad  was on the way to "disarm it." I decided to not close the store.  I  just watched from the store window, not believing that anyone would bomb the laundromat in Rainier. Well, the bomb squad showed up with the disposal unit and carefully entered the building. After a few minutes they all came out laughing.  It turned out that it was not a BOMB, but rather it was a BONG.  We nicknamed the naive Rainier police officer "The ...
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