It was on fire when I laid down on it

Our lab caught fire today. That was…interesting. Some few hundred people wandering about the parking lot, chatting idly, blinking in the sunlight. More fire trucks than I knew Medford had.

From my neck of the lab, it’s amazing how really not-loud the fire alarm is. I thought someone had tripped some kind of theft alarm / overcurrent protection / smurf detector in the back, and went back there to see what was going on. It wasn’t ’til I saw / smelt the billowing smoke that it dawned on me that I should probably be headed the other direction. (Actually, it was already out by then, but I guess there is some rule about staying in a building with the fire alarm going..)

QOTD: “The truth of a thing is the feel of it, not the think of it.” – Stanley Kubrick


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