It was November, and it was cold. i was locking up the garden center gate and looking for a any wandering customers. the place was clear. I was about to head back to the stock room when i saw a large group up police cars pull up to the apartment complex across the street. its not to strange to see a few cop cars driving around. I mean Portland Oregon is a large city, but this was still a lot of cop cars. i heard them shouting on the intercom. had they been a bit closer i could have heard them clearly, but from where i was it was all just gibberish. i finished up in the garden center and headed back in side. After the garden center I decided to skip the work i needed to do in the stock room and went to the sales floor in stead, to help straighten up be for the managers cut us loose. we had a quick meeting about the days sales (not to good) they blamed it all on us and said that instead of going home we were going to work a little over time. exactly what for was beyond me ( i was pissed) but they were going to let us out to get something to eat/have a smoke. that was something i guess.
that was the first time i saw one, a zombie i mean. he, or it was just standing there staring at us through the glass double doors. he looked like a homeless person all dirty and beat to hell. it was off putting but still we unlocked the doors and headed out. i was one of the last people to get out. i think that is why I'm still here. just before i reached the door the bet up, dirty homeless man had lunged a jenny the cashier. she fell to the ground..he was biting on her. i freaked. i tried to head back into the store but the other 60 employees behind me had different plains. i was yelling at them to stop, but they just kept pushing at me like cattle out of a pen.
I was all the was out side now. two of the security team (big guys) tried in vane to pull the man off jenny. she looked dead,and most of her blood was in the large pool i was standing in. other people where fighting with others who had gathered in the parking lot as well. some of the other employees had made it out further in to the parking lot before being attacked. they where scattered all over. It was company policy that employees had to park way at the other end of the lot(a quarter mile away from the store) but that day i was running very late. i decided to Chance getting caught parking close to the store then to be late yet again. so i ran for it. The zombies seemed to move slow, but there was a lot of them and more where appearing at the edge of the lot. two of the new zombies were not slow at all. they ran at me moaning as they came. i was so scared i was shaking, running and shaking to my pickup. i got to the door, it was unlocked. i had been in such a rush not to be late to work i forgot to lock it. as i put the key in ignition the two freaks slammed into my truck, there hands clawing at the door and clicking there teeth on my window. the truck started up and i hit the gas. i hit 3 or 4 of them on my way out of the lot. i only had one place to go,the apartment my home. i was praying to god all the way there for them to be okay...god just be okay.