This morning, a woman in Manhattan used Twitter to pass the time through an ultra-boring bank stickup.
@TravelingAnna stopped at the HSBC branch at 5 Penn Plaza (34th St. at 8th Ave.) around 9am, but the trip took a turn for the twitter-worthy when the bank was held up. Anna tweeted:
my bank was just held up- with me in it. HSBC 34 and 8. also my whole trackball is GONE!!! im locked in the bank still.
they wont let us leave the bank.
cant figure out how to call work without a trackballÖ police just arrived. maybe theyll let me go now.
they want to question us. i didnt even notice this gappenning (sic) while i was standing there
While the bank robbery and aftermath were interesting, a second, perhaps more sinister tragedy was unfolding (illustrated above) regarding Annaís serious Blackberry issues. Unable to respond via SMS or email, trackballess Anna was forced to recount the harrowing ordeal solely through the medium of Twitter.
repeat: my trackball is gone. cant pick up calls, answer emails, or texts. so dont send them please.

STFU, loved ones! The trackball issue was so consuming, Anna didnít even notice the robbery itself.
no i didnt hit the floor. i didnt even notice and he was two people in front of me. i suck.
And thanks to the miracle of the interwebs, Anna didnít even have to get up out the bank before haters started bashing her in the comments on Gothamist.
someone on Gothamist just told me to fall down a man hole. geez, get a life, buddy.
cant defend my honor because I cant scroll to the reply box, but whatever. that guy can kiss my ass. im the one locked in a bank.
Luckily for Anna, the ordeal ended quickly due to a surveillance avoidance fail:
they totally got the guy. cop said he was lazy. walked right into several Penn station security cams. #fail
And there was even a #happyending. (No, not the Chinatown kind.)