Indiana Joanna (khakipants) wrote,
Indiana Joanna

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I never could get the hang of Thursdays.

Every day at work with an unexpected compliment is a banner day indeed.

Even more so if there's an emergency evacuation in the same day.

Of course, one of these is better than the other. In that one is good and the other is not.

The compliment was thrown into the middle of an otherwise normal conversation and was something along the lines of "Joanna, you're looking particularly lovely today."

The evacuation occurred when someone in the back of the building noticed an "electrical fire smell" and no one could identify the source. So we had to make the evacuation announcement and head outside (in the cold) to wait for the emergency response. My boss was trying to dial 911 and it wouldn't go through. She came out of her office as we were getting set to make the announcement and go.

"Why isn't 911 working?!?"
"Did you dial 9?"
"911 isn't working!"
"You have to dial 9 to get an outside line. Dial 9911!"

She did. It worked. I'd say it's a good thing that UMBC residential life drilled that particular concept into our heads when living on campus, or that would have taken a whole lot longer.

In the end, the burning smell was coming from a malfunctioning printer, and it hadn't actually started a fire, so they unplugged the thing and we got back to work. But that was enough excitement for the day.

Tomorrow I have to do mail duty again. Lordy, I hope it goes smoothly. I found it unpleasant last time to be scolded by someone (that I don't even know) for not doing something that I wasn't supposed to do.

Oh yeah, one last thing. Talking to my mom this evening, the following conversation was had:

"So you have big plans for tomorrow? Going to go out with your sweetie?"
"Yes. Exactly. Except for the part about going out with my sweetie."
"You need to get yourself a sweetie."
"Funny, I didn't realize it was up to you."
"It's not. It's up to you."

Presented to you without context or commentary.

Good night.

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