When I see flashing red lights outside the Library, I immediately think of a few emergency vehicles, like those driven by police officers, fire fighters, paramedics or E.M.T.s, state department of transportation workers, and tow truck drivers (although those are often yellow). But inside the Library, I couldn't see why any of these would have been called in.
- The faux fireplace used to be sitting where the red flashing light is now situated, but there doesn't appear to be any fire there now. So it can't be a fire engine or fire rescue unit.
- The table on which the red light sits was not speeding (or moving at all, actually), so why would a police car have pulled it over to ticket it?
- I didn't see anybody lying on the floor with an apparent medical crisis, so I doubt that an ambulance has been summoned.
- The table is not occupying a "no parking zone," since it's not in any parking lots or spaces. It has no motor to stop functioning, battery to go dead, or tires to go flat. So I can't think anybody called a tow truck.
- It can't be the state department of transportation. Nobody is leaning on a shovel.
No Sirens, Thankfully,
Cauli Le Chat
MPL Roving Reporter
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