So that was the day the Batmobile showed up at work…

One of the unexpected perks of working downtown: getting to see the freakin’ Batmobile.

Ain’t it a beaut?

I was hard at work on a file yesterday morning when all of a sudden I heard an extremely loud noise and noticed birds scattering in all directions. My initial thoughts were that there was a truck parking below my window on Adelaide Street, or else that the noise somehow came from a crane (I can’t explain why that made sense at the time). The point is that the noise was very loud and impressive, and when I looked out my window the absolute last thing I expected to see was this:

The Batmobile. For real. And that loud, startling noise? Turns out it was the thing’s motor revving up. From 20 stories below me. Wow.

Seeing as how I’m a strapping young summer student at a prestigious Toronto law firm and I had a literal truckload of files ominously towering over my desk, I decided to do the only sensible thing and go take a bunch of pictures of the car. Priorities: I’ll get to them later.

The sheer fun of the Batmobile cracks Justin's otherwise cool and collected demeanour

Seriously though, I’m a huge Bat-geek and the chance to see the car in person was an unexpected dream come true. I’m pleased to say I’m not alone either. As soon as I saw the car I notified my fellow summer students, and within minutes the news had spread throughout the firm. I saw partners, associates, and law students alike running towards north-facing windows to get a glimpse of the Batmobile (the Tumbler to our nerdier readers).

In addition to the Batmobile, Toronto’s own Batman showed up to add to the fun. If you haven’t heard of him then you should check out his video on YouTube. He stood around taking pictures with passersby, and getting people to quote Batman Begins and The Dark Knight with him. Here he is holding a baby:

And then, just as swiftly and surprisingly as it had arrived, the car was gone. Where is it off to? Nobody knows… Actually it’s pretty easy to find out, it has a schedule and everything. I recommend checking it out if you get a chance, it was a great way to start the day and get hyped up about one of the most anticipated movies of the summer.

All in all it was a Bat-filled and fun day at the office. Speaking of which, wasn’t this blog supposed to be about working in a law firm or something?

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