Monday, April 10, 2006

Tintinnabulation

Those of you who work in large offices probably know that much like at schools, the building engineers must occasionally test the fire alarms. Normally, they post warnings informing us worker drones that they will be testing, listing a date and approximate time. And when they do test, it takes just a few minutes.

Well, they did not post this time. And the damned bell has been ringing for 15 minutes, and it's way too damn early for this. Also, while the alarm is on, the HVAC system is automatically secured. Stuffy and noisy. Since there was no advanced notice, the few of us who are in this early set out for the rally point out front, and got turned back by the engineer heading for the door with the warning notices in his hand. What good does it do to post them now?

I hope they secure soon. I don't think it's going to be a very productive morning.

Ding!

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1 comment:

Kelly said...

Okay, one - you are at work WAY too early. Two - I love fire alarms, it gives you a chance to run and get food! A few of us would give anything for a fire alarm testing right about now.

THE MIND IS NOT A VESSEL TO BE FILLED BUT A FIRE TO BE KINDLED