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Wisecracks over outage don’t fly | Letters

I just read a quote from Brendan Cowan, director of the county Department of Emergency Management, in the Seattle Times.

He states about the communications outage: “It’s not like Armageddon. We’re just disconnected - which for some people could be a great thing.”

Great sense of humor for someone whose paycheck isn’t affected by the outage.

But what about those people whose paycheck is affected. Like the employees of Wells Fargo Bank which closed. Or the people who couldn’t get prescriptions filled.

Or those who live here, telecommute and couldn’t work. Or those of us who work off-island and couldn’t check on our families.

Maybe we need someone in that job who understands the seriousness of what happened and is working hard to make sure it is fixed quickly and never happens again. And doesn’t have an ambition to be a comedian.

Alan Davis, San Juan Island


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