Last night's episode of The Office started its opening scene with the staff of Dunder Mifflin crowding around a TV to watch the capture of the local serial killer, the Scranton Strangler. Jim nicely sums up everyone's fascination when he says, "Some events are so historic that you have to stop everything to watch. Balloon boy. Michael Jackson's funeral. Things that if you didn't see them live you wouldn't really care that you didn't see them at all."
The most recent event that had our office jumping out of our seats was the Giants parade — its route was right alongside our workplace so we had a pretty good view of it from our windows. Another time was when a car near our building exploded and burst into flames. Smoke filled the air, and we got out of our seats to see what was going on outside. What kind of events got you and your co-workers out of your chairs?
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