So I just checked my school email and saw that the President Obama's visit to USM has been canceled. This was somewhat surprising because I hadn't knowing President Obama had planned to visit USM.
Turns out it goes like this:
At 12:31 I was walking home and thus not checking my email. If I had checked my email I would have seen that President Obama's visit to USM had been announced.
At 4:33 PM I was at my home but also not checking my email at just that moment. That's when the announcement came down that:
1) The visit was cancelled.
2) The person tasked with breaking the news hadn't been given any information as to say, why, or anything beyond, "Tell everyone it was canceled."
That's 4 hours and two minutes for the Obama camp to go from, "We're coming to your university, tell everyone," to, "Just kidding. Tell them we weren't serious."
Or to make it absurdly more personal than it has any right to be, this the second time Obama has stood me up.