There must be some things being worked on that - while you're working on them - you could have no doubt as to their purpose. Working on some kind of
facility(s) being fitted (kitchens, bunks, lavatories) or constructed (fences, cafeterias, medical facilities) for mass population could certainly be
one instance that would get one's mind racing in all kinds of directions, no matter what the professed purpose of the place. Isn't FEMA supposedly
working on such compounds for - at best - Bio/Chem-warfare defense and quarantine procedures? Maybe he's simply speculating on what these places
might be used for and how soon they might be used.
They would also have some kind of deadline in which to be finished, and however strict that deadline was or how nervous or anxious his higher-ups were
behaving, could seem to indicate the importance and dating of some kind of an event.
And, even if the person wasn't clinically schizophrenic, the fact of "big brother" watching your every move does seem to have an impact on what you
I have personally worked for the U.S. Postal Service (even though they're a privately owned corporation) as a Data Conversion Operator for a few
years as a temporary employee, and let me tell you...it's tough not to go completely bonkers sitting in a cubical 8-12 hours a day staring at a 60MHz
black and white screen deciphering people's handwriting. It gets so tedious and boring that subconscious reflex takes over. So much so that they
actually encourage people to bring iPods, CDs or Audio Books to listen to while working, yet some choose not to bring said articles and do nothing but
think all day about any and everything (yours truly included). This is where the risk of schizophrenia comes in
...especially when you're under
the unwavering impression that everything you're doing, every expression you're making, and every bit of audio you choose to give them while on
break is being recorded and studied to lessen their moderate turn-over (even in a 2/3 temporary employee workforce). I know for a fact that they have
entrance aptitude tests in which every prospective employee's handwriting is studied and reported on.
Personally, I would do exactly what Plucky said, although if he was one of the higher-ups, you couldn't really count on getting anything of any
substance from him. Unfortunately, one of the mottoes I've heard frequently from people purportedly on the inside goes something like this:
"Maturity is the ability to withhold the truth rather than sharing it." (or something along those lines)
But it's still worth a shot.
If you do that in any capacity, I for one would surely be interested in the response(s) you attained, and I certainly hope no matter what he says,
you'd share it with us.