So this is a mandatory training program at work now (in a financial office, in a sky-rise, for what it’s worth). I realize it’s the responsible thing to do, trying to improve safety and limit panic by proactively responding to potential threats, but I also can’t help but feel some disappointment in the reality of the situation. Welcome to 2016 gang!

In fairness to current times, we did have lock-down procedures in school 20 years ago, (which was pre-Columbine even!), but that just felt like it was because we were minors in a shitty school in a high crime neighborhood with an open campus, it didn’t feel like a movement or a new norm. I mean, I think we might have been hiding from flashing perverts as much as shooters.