When I explained to this young policeman that it was a false alarm, he smiled and said, "Mam, I'm sure it is, but can I see the Judge, just to make sure she is OK." I laughed and led him down the hall to the Judge's office. I commented as we made our way. "You know you are the first police officer to actually ask to see her."
The Marshals were very apologetic for this oversight. Visiting the chambers, they expected the wrath of the Judge. Characteristically, she just smiled and said, "Well, it's good to know you finally got here. Do you want to go with us to get BBQ for lunch?" Later, just among us, the Judge laughed, "You don't think they waited until now to check on us? After all you can't get BBQ on Wednesday."