The office was quiet today. Everything muted. There was no great sense of apprehension, just the sound of static punctured by the occasional sneeze and whisper.
Those media reports I referred to recently have become more widespread and things aren't looking good for the company I've worked for for the last eight and a half years.
There's been panic before, I was even let go on the same day as two planes crashed into the World Trade Centre in New York, but I just kept showing up and nobody noticed until they had to give me a contract.
It's different this time, Setanta has become a household name in the intervening time and, well, the bigger they come, the harder they fall. I usually try not to resort to cliché but I tire from the early start and the sound of nothing happening.