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Oct 17

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Shakeout

Today at 10:17am was the The Great California ShakeOut. The goal is to teach people how to be safe when an earthquake occurs and at 10:17am today the whole state, for 60 seconds, will “Drop, Cover and Hold.” The place I work made no plan to do any of this.

cimblog(tm): oh BROTHER!! Some stranger named Nina just ran up to my desk and said
cimblog(tm): “if we were having an earthquake WHERE WOULD YOU GO!!!??”
cimblog(tm): me [blank]…pointing next to my desk (you know…that triangle/pyramid of safety). Dramatically ,she looked up at the ceiling and then pointed out the SAFER place to go
cimblog(tm): look i’ve had a bad day. leave me alone, if the ceiling falls on me….fine

LJP: heh, is she your safety warden or something?

cimblog(tm): i have NO IDEA WHO SHE IS

LJP: did she introduce herself?
LJP: how did you know her name was Nina?

cimblog(tm): “hi i’m Nina”
cimblog(tm): “if we had an earthquake right now…..”

LJP: WHERE WOULD YOU GO IF THERE WAS AN EARTHQUAKE????
LJP: weird

cimblog(tm): “nina, do you want to know where I’d really go? to the window to watch the streets open up and swallow people whole….”

LJP: LOL
LJP: ROFLMAO
LJP: “And I’d take you with me to protect me from falling objects”

cimblog(tm): she just scolded someone for saying they’d go to the doorway

LJP: the guy next to me who is PETRIFIED of earthquakes – we’re all getting the pop-ups, emails, and texts – he got ONE email like 10 minutes after the rest of us, to his work email

cimblog(tm): hahaha are you telling him it’s a warning that one is coming? SAVE YOURSELF!!

LJP: which made me laugh and laugh
LJP: he said, “the company doesn’t care about me”

cimblog(tm): i can still hear her

LJP: get the duct tape

cimblog(tm): “….if that door flew at you with the force of an earthquake….”

LJP: “I’d use my superpower to redirect it to you”

cimblog(tm): BWAAAHAHA

LJP: she must not be a California native, they’re always the ones who freak out the most, THE SKY IS FAAAALLING

cimblog(tm): ….no she’s like been brought in or something to quiz us

LJP: good thing she’s not here

cimblog(tm): and apparently….try to scare us

LJP: ah, the tried and true teaching method – scare tactics

cimblog(tm): well….a DOOR IS FLYING WITH THE FORCE OF AN EARTHQUAKE at me

LJP: I’m still not sure how a door flies with the force of an earthquake

cimblog(tm): she said
cimblog(tm): if you’re by the filing cabinet [bangs on cabinet] it will create a pocket for you
cimblog(tm): “look lady….i’d rather DIE than be caught in a POCKET OF RUBBLE FOR DAYS”

LJP: she’s high
LJP: snort

* Nina turned out to be a new employee on the floor. She was not asked to do this. She is not an Emergency Warden. She just thought this would be fun and she could save lives….good on ya Nina. Leave me alone.

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