Oamaru is not regarded as a hot bed of terrorism so when a bloke popped into the office of Otago MP Jacqui Dean this afternoon and told us to get out because there was a bomb scare, we thought he was joking.
He wasn’t. The policeman in the foyer ushered us out and we joined people from neighbouring shops and offices on the footpath.
Jacqui’s office wasn’t the one under threat, it was a call centre next door.
Maybe someone took the Readers Digest list of least trusted occupations, which put telemarketers last, seriously.