I don't know how to deal right now. I was at work tonight with two female coworkers (alone in the entire building, in the middle of forest reserves, so we're already on edge), and a man stormed into the office with a key card, looking scary and angry. I had never met him before but one of the girls said he was a new customer service guy. We had no idea why he was there on a Sunday night. He sat at his desk nearby and made a phone call (which we later deduced was to his wife). He was shouting and cussing at her, and stopped us in our tracks. After he called her a b****, he slammed down the phone and then kept swearing to himself. We were so startled, we didn't know if he was yelling at us or what. Things got worse when he got quiet and suddenly appeared in front of my cubicle, just staring at me for a second... I was freaking out inside thinking this guy was going to shoot me or something. I had no idea what he was doing. I said, "Is everything okay?" and I don't remember what he responded with but he walked out of the office. We thought he was gone so I called our boss (who is his boss) and told her we were scared and didn't know what to do. She mishandled the situation and actually invalidated our fears, telling us he was probably just drunk and harmless, breaking up with his wife, etc etc. My coworkers and I then realized that he wasn't gone, he left his stuff at his desk, so then we were even more afraid of him coming back in. I told our boss she needed to send someone to the office. She contacted the head of the company to see how to handle things and said she'd be sending someone over. She also said that this customer service guy had never been given a key card, so that freaked us out even more... How did he get in? He came back into the office and we asked him what he was doing there. We realized he was beyond drunk because he kept saying he was there to work, that it was Monday morning. We kept telling him it was Sunday night but he didn't understand. He started smoking in the building! Two men came and diffused the situation and one of the guys drove him home... We think he was in the middle of a blackout. I've never seen anyone like that before. He was just so scary looking. With all of the shootings in the world these days, and the salon shooting that happened just 2 miles up the road, you never know who is going to snap and start shooting people... Heck, our bank branch was robbed at gunpoint months ago. It's not far-fetched to be terrified of something like that!
I came home and bawled my eyes out. I feel "off." I'm so freaked out. I'm afraid to go back to work. Everything seems so scary to me.