So, the office I work in has been filled with construction workers building more interior offices (Yay! No one likes offices with windows! Seeing outside is for losers!) for about 2 months. And they occasionally trip the fire alarm. It's no big deal, we're used to it.
So this morning, the fire alarm started going off around 9:40. Never consistently, never for longer than 20 seconds at a time, and not in regular intervals. We all cursed the construction workers under our breath, and continued working. And tried not to make phone calls.
Um, yeah, there was a real fire. On the 8th floor (I'm on the 7th), in the electrical system of the elevator I use every day. At around 10, we were told to evacuate by the office manager, and I literally had to call my boss and say, "hey, real fire, maybe get out of the building?"
The entire building (11 floors of it) had evacuated pormptly, except my company. And when we did evacuate, the firemen yelled at us. So we did what any good office worker would do: ignore them and go to Starbucks.