False Alarm

Imagine you’re lying in bed. For some unknown reason you decide to get out of bed and go into the living room. You walk into the living room and you realize there is annoying drone coming from the hallway. Suddenly your brain turns on and goes into “fight or flight” mode. It’s the “fire alarm”!!!!
Your muddled thoughts jumble around but you make your way back into your bedroom to wake up your girlfriend. You tell her to grab something warm and you throw on some clothes. While you’re waiting you check the hallway to see if there is any smell of smoke, realizing that there isn’t you get all bundled up, throw a couple things into a backpack. You and your girlfriend head outside. You realize it’s only 1:00 in the morning and that you’ve only been asleep for an hour and a half.
You meet up with half of your apartment building (the other half either continued sleeping or weren’t at home) out in the parking lot. You realize it’s just a false alarm but decide to wait for the landlord and the fire department to go back in because (a) you feel that it is important to follow fire alarm protocol even though you know it is a false alarm, and (b) the alarm is very loud and annoying it’s not likely you’d be able to fall back asleep with all the noise.
Half an hour after you go outside the alarm is shut off and you try to go back to bed but since you spent half an hour out in 1 or 2 degree Celsius your more awake than asleep. This leads to you tossing and turning for an hour and only getting 4 more hours of sleep that night.
Meaning I’m tired. Or I should say “meaning you are tired” (have to stay in the third person). Plus you have to study tonight, though only for an hour or two, when you would rather be sleeping. Arghh!!! 🙂

One Reply to “False Alarm”

  1. You failed to mention your girlfriend’s odd fascination with fire trucks and how the fire trucks arriving in front of the apartment got her excited and kept her awake and talking endlessly when you were back in bed when all you wanted to do was sleep.
    Don’t you just love run-on sentences?

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