You quickly learn what is important to you when the fire alarm in your condo building goes off at 1am.
The first thing I did was find Cecil (who was scared to death) and put him in his carrier.
What I did next, I am kind of ashamed to admit…
I grabbed my iPad and then I thought briefly about grabbing all of my favorite running tops. I wish I was kidding about this, but it really happened.
The fire alarm was blaring at 1am and I was standing in front of my closet wondering what I could (very quickly) pack my running tops in! My first thought was that they would fit perfectly in my laptop bag, but I couldn’t find it so I had to leave them behind.
What in the world is wrong with me?!
Luckily this all turned out to be a false alarm. It was also a false alarm when the noise starting blaring AGAIN at 2am.
In between worrying about my iPad and running tops, I actually thought about grabbing pictures – you know, the kind of stuff that people say is irreplaceable. But I realized that these days all my pictures are safely stored in Instagram and Facebook so I didn’t need to worry about them…. Here’s one I really like:
I’m glad I thought about getting Cecil before anything else. I think this means I’m not totally crazy.
To be fair, if I actually saw fire or smoke I would have hightailed it out of there with Cecil and Adam in two seconds flat. However, I peeked out the front door and saw that our escape route was clear and I didn’t see anything alarming.
Also, my neighbors were not exactly rushing out the building either. Not that I blindly follow their lead. I would not jump off a bridge if they did.
What are the first things you would grab if your fire alarm went off?