Last night while I was sound asleep in my hotel room the hotel fire alarm went off. I’ve had co-workers tell me stories about this happening but it’s never happened to me until last night. It all happened at 5:00 AM. For some people 5:00 AM is early morning; for me it’s the middle of the night. Have I mentioned I’m not a morning person?
As soon as I heard the alarm, I jumped out of the bed. I was completely disoriented. At first, I thought about going back to bed. Like I said, I was disoriented. I paced the room a few times thinking about what I should do... run, take my pajamas off and put on something appropriate, or grab a few personal items. I finally came to my senses and realized if there actually was a fire in the hotel, I needed to get out fast. I grabbed my purse and thought for a minute, “What else should I take?” I went for my medicated chapstick. Forget my laptop, GPS, or blackberry; I went for the chapstick.
I, along with the business men, evacuated the building. I’m not joking I was the only girl standing outside on the sidewalk. The worst (or best) part is I was still in my pajamas. The business men had put on jeans and a shirt. These days I’ve been sleeping in mismatched items. Last night, I was wearing a short cotton, pink and navy striped night gown. I was also wearing orange and yellow floral PJ pants from Walgreens. That’s right, Walgreens. I bought them in an emergency for $4.99 and thought I’d wear them and get rid of them. I ended up loving the Walgreens PJ bottoms. They’re really soft and I like the way they feel on my legs. :) I stood on the curb in downtown Dallas with a bunch of business men and the fire department wearing that mess. It was not one of my finer moments!
It ended up being a false alarm.