Silence falls on the factory. Even the loud machines are temporarily turned off. The phones have been diverted to the answering machines. People have even stopped chewing their lunch. You could hear a pin drop.
"The host of the 2014 Commonwealth Games will be .... Glasgow!"
Cheers erupt everywhere, cars are bipping their horns outside and the Proclaimers' hit "I'm Gonna be (500 Miles)" is blaring on the radio. This is such an exciting moment for Scotland!
Cynics will say that the Commonwealth Games are nowhere near as exciting or interesting as the Olympic Games. I take the point but as First Minister Alex Salmond said: "The Commonwealth Games really do matter to Scotland. They matter because they are the only multi-sport games in which our nation competes, as ourselves, 'as Scotland'."
There's a chance I won't be living in Glasgow anymore in 2014 but I'm looking forward to seeing the changes in the city in the next few years, and the big regeneration game starting in the East End. And I'm loving the current feeling of general euphoria.
Well done Glasgow!