4:58 pm: normal office chatter, "busy" work day.
4:59 pm: Sudden rumbling..like the thunder in the background
5:00 pm: floor moves, sudden movement..employees head to the elevators like iron sticks to magnets
5:01 pm: Eerie quiet. You head out of the audit room only to see a football field of cubicles completely empty. How the heck did this happen? 3 minutes ago..the place was packed.
This 5:00 hurricane is a fascinating phenomenon. It's almost like people stare at the seconds hand in the clock, and once it hits 5..they head for the gates like horses at the kentucky derby.
Auditors are like the people standing near the derby gates..the dust from the track just falls on our faces, and we just sit there, shaking our heads. Yet, we head to the gates every day.