Saturday, September 24, 2005


Remember back to grade school when you and every other little kid and all the adults would pay attention to the fire alarms, no matter how bogus, and file out of the building in single file? It was so engrained into our system to just stop what we're doing, and walk out of the building in a calm manner to avoid getting burned alive, regardless of whether you smelled smoke or saw flames.

Nowadays, there is just total disregard and disrespect for it. I can't remember the last time I, or anybody else, evacuated a building because the fire alarm was going off. More often than not, we tend to see this as an annoyance to our already busy schedules.

"I've got an enormous amount of work to do. I can't be out walking in and out of buildings every time some hooligan pulls the fire alarm."

Something bad is going to happen. It's only a matter of time. And I bet its going to be nowhere as organized as it was back in grade school. It will be mayhem and mass confusion with people running amok, waving their arms and just being out of control. Not like when we were kids, standing around your teacher in a nice organized group, waiting for the principal to give the all-clear signal.