Thursday, January 20, 2011

What If

you had a fire drill and nobody came. 

We did that yesterday at work.  They had our quarterly fire drill, only the fire alarms went off and nobody moved.  Everyone stayed at their work areas and kept on working.  Problem is, they play with those dadgum alarms so much that we never know what is going on.  One time, we had a fire drill and the alarms didn't go off at all.  Someone played his cell phone ring tone over the loud speaker and we were all standing there going, "What the heck is that?"  They had to get on the P.A. and say, "This is a fire drill.  LEAVE the building."

And that's what happened yesterday.  We all kept on working until they got on the P.A. and said, "This is a fire drill.  LEAVE the building."  And we left.

We got out into the parking lot to discover that this had been the BIG fire drill.  You know, the one were the fire department shows up and stuff. 

Yeah, I think we failed that one. 


Lizzie said...

That's really bad from a public health view. If something did really happen, a person or people will die because people in that company doesn't know how to recognized a fake or a real alarm. How come they play with the alarms so much???

Becky said...

Beats me. Who knows how the mind of company management works?

Dale said...

Yep the same thing happens around here. It's the "Cry Wolf" theory.

Kristen said...

Love it! Not that the Fire Dept didn't show up, but that they had to use a cell phone to imitate the alarm!!!


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