Among the many surreal things about yesterday's earthquake was the fact that most of us were experiencing one for the first time.
I was at the hair salon when it occurred and, despite the fact that entire work stations moved and the floor seemed to buck beneath me, I still thought it could've been a particularly large train that had just rumbled by. (Good to know I'll always have my wits about me in a crisis!)
But let's face it, we Marylanders just have no experience registering earthquakes as, well, earthquakes. So I took to Facebook to ask my friends what they initially thought it was. Here are a few interesting responses.
From Janet: I initially thought it was one of my giant trees collapsing. Then I thought it was a low flying military helicopter!
From Susan: I assumed it was painters or workmen on the roof of the barn I was in.
From Jennifer: Honestly? For a split second, another terrorist attack.