... when the moment is awkward.
Warning, the fact that I actually got a post up this week is a big enough accomplishment... I literally didn't proof-read or spell check this entire thing at all.
We all get ourselves into 'awkward' situations every now and again - it's life. However, I'm pretty sure I put myself into more awkward positions than most people should
On Tuesday, we had a fire drill at work. My company has appointed me as 1 of the 2 'fire wardens' on our floor in the building. This means we had to have first aid training and we are the people in charge of getting everyone safely out of the building in case of emergency. They trust me with people's lives... That worries me a bit, guys... But I digress. So on Tuesday, all of the fire wardens from each floor in our building had to get together to have a meeting to run over procedures before the drill was taking place. I was promised that I'd be putting out a fire with an extinguisher and that I'd get to have my way with a hot fire fighter - neither of these things happened and I'm still a little pissed about it. Look at me getting off topic again, so we do the meeting, we do the drill, everyone made it out alive - wins all around.
We were told that the head of the building wanted to a de-briefing with the 'fire wardens' after the drill was finished. They wanted our opinions on how the drill went. I'm one of those people who completely says her opinion in a group full of people because nobody else speaks up. I made comments about how I think the information was confusing for some people and that it needs to be run better... and then I made another comment.
During the actual fire drill, while the alarm was going off, there were weird voices coming over the intercom system and it was honestly SO CREEPY. I can't stress the creepiness level enough. It was a mans voice saying 'STOP WHAT YOURE DOING. LEAVE NOW. THIS IS A FIRE ALARM. YOU MUST EXIT THE BUILDING.' etc. The voice legitimately sounded like a German Nazi Soldier, and it's like we were in Auschwitz - it was almost borderline scary for some people. Everyone kept asking me what was with the voices and I just shrugged and said 'leave now'.
So back to the de-briefing... I made my opinion about the creepy voice known. Everyone started laughing, hysterically. I went on a out how creepy this voice was and that the alarm sound was sufficient enough for evacuation. This, my friends, is when I was quickly informed that the creepy intercom man was literally standing right beside me. Everyone continued to laugh while he just stared at me with his beady little eyes and I wanted to crawl in a hole and die. Oops.