March 17th, 2004


(no subject)

When the bombs went off in Madrid, I was horrified and sympathetic, but as I don't know any Spaniards, it was a distant event rather than something that affected any friends or family.

What I'd forgotten is that an English friend is currently working in that city. As it turns out, he commutes in and out via the main station that took so much damage, and it's only that because as a programmer he doesn't do early mornings that he wasn't there when the bombs went off. Happily for him, none of his friends or colleagues were affected either.

Our friend decided he doesn't want to work there any more - no, not because of the attack. He had an interview on Monday, and as of next month he'll be back in England full time.