I interviewed my co-worker, he told me he was around 15-16 at the time of the eruption. He told me that his parents went paranoid telling me that as soon as they found out from watching the news and listening on the radio that they took action right away. As the ash and smoke traveled, my co-worker’s parents limited his freedoms because they were scared that the smoke and ash would get them sick. Not only that but he told me that his dad tried to barricade the windows with cardboard and went out to buy some fans. My co-worker says he was not as affected compared to his parents, told me that he couldn’t care less, he just wanted to go out again. He even told me when the ash arrived that his parents were scared out of their mind!