If you're like Milton in Office Space and want to set the building on fire, it's best to do on a day like today. Why? Here's a paraphrased version of what we got via e-mail at work today...

We will be conducting fire testing for all buildings today. There will be some alarm bells ringing periodically. Please DO NOT be alarmed, we are only testing!! Do Not Evacuate.

Then again, it might be better to just do the damned TPS reports.

Posted by jzawodn at July 28, 2003 11:29 AM

Reader Comments
# Veebs said:

Doesn't that make you feel safe. I work near a Nuclear site and every month they test the sirens. I've always wondered what would happen if it was really an alarm.

In halls we ALWAYS ignored the firealarm, no matter what. Not to smart. But a damn sight warmer!

on July 28, 2003 03:48 PM
# Jake said:

Awesome. I heard the same announcement over the PA system in my office today in NYC!

Yeah, we're going to need you to go ahead and fill out those TPS reports...Okay?

on July 28, 2003 06:42 PM
# Zepalesque said:

Didn't you get the memo?

on July 28, 2003 07:46 PM
# Chris said:

Funny. The last time a roomie and I in college decided to ignore the fire alarm, we looked out the window to see a firetruck coming up the street, and opened the door to pitch black smoke filled hall.

A fun tim was had by all! :-)

on July 29, 2003 06:01 AM
# Fletch said:

If only I had the balls... I would have replied to all with the question, "So what happens if the building actually catches on fire?"

But that would be too remeniscent of life at Oracle.

on July 30, 2003 12:33 AM
# pmp said:

I did respond to the email. It was forwarded on to someone else. Included in the response that I got was a snide comment from the original forwarder about having to endure a deluge of incoming questions.

It would have been really easy to say that at 2:34PM, we will be conducting a test of the alarm system. Do not evacuate iff it is 2:34PM.

Otherwise treat this as an actual emergency.

Now back to your regularly scheduled programming.

on July 30, 2003 11:25 AM
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