from Wayne Wood:
We’d like to invite staff, faculty, students and volunteers of Vanderbilt to share your stories of the Flood of 2010 in the comment section below. This is not the place to ask for help (that would be through the Work/Life Connections EAP office at 936-1327), but this is a place that we can tell some of what we saw, or what we felt or feel.
In News and Communications, we did a quick check yesterday to find out what was going on with our staff members. A few had scary stories of watching rising water or of frantically bailing flooded basements. One co-worker was stranded on high ground in her Bellevue house, fine but unable to leave.
Here’s my Flood Confession: I spent most of last Sunday in a mini-funk, or possibly a semi-sulk, annoyed that our power was out and the roof was leaking a little. Over the past couple of days, as the reality of what has struck our city has come clear, my remembrance of my churlish Sunday attitude has made me feel smaller and smaller. I must face that I am a contender for the title Mr. Ungrateful 2010.
What’s your story? Please click comment to share.