City Tight security at Columbia Tower
posted by January 12 at 10:57 AMon
I’m sitting at the Tully’s at Columbia Tower, working on my laptop. I just walked two steps over to chat with the guys at the next table when I got scolded by a balding British security guard. He said, “Excuse me ma’am,” (it sounded like Marm in his thick accent) “don’t step away from your computer.” I hardly think a thief could heist my iBook when I’m inches away. But, he said, there have been a lot of laptop swipings in the building of late. Now I’m paralyzed. I want to get coffee, but I don’t want to pack up all my stuff to go all the way over to the cashier, like 15 steps away. I’m fearful that the city is turning into one giant airport in terms of security.