Friday, October 7, 2011

Blowing Smoke

So you know when it’s not so fun working in a high rise?

When there’s a fire drill.
And you work on the 25th floor.
And you chose to wear a pencil skirt and heels on the day of the fire drill.

 said fire drill is the day before your corporate clients are supposed to arrive and you're knee deep in prep.

So yeah, we had a fire drill Tuesday afternoon. The sirens started going off and the man's voice came on saying a threat had been detected and please move towards the exit

I'm a magnet for fire alarms.....I can't escape them

So naturally I ignored it and continued working.

Until our office manager showed up in her orange vest and made us all evacuate

So down we went

Naturally I get stuck next to the stairwell chatterbox. “Oh halfway!!” “Oh only 15 more floors to go!” “It’s just like NASCAR…turn left,  turn left, turn left.” Um, excuse me guy – this is not a bar.

All 2,000 plus of us in our building gathered outside in the field......

which is when I came upon the realization that I wished we were in a bar....they're are some hot men in my building ladies!
(did you really except any other stock photo when I'm talking about "hot men"?)

I wanted to go around shaking hands and saying:
Ashley Krieger, East Wing, Floor 25
but thought that might be overzealous

but seriously.....

Upon re-entering we were greeted by a hostess handing out bags of trail mix with a giant “Concourse Fire Drill 2011” sticker on the front of it. I’m sorry, have any of you ever received party favors for your fire drills? I was really hoping for a t-shirt – “I survived the 2011 Concourse Fire Drill” or perhaps a bumper sticker.

Naturally the rest of the day I smiled as I thought to myself what amazing shape I was in....I rocked those stairs and didnt even break a sweat droplet.....

....until Thursday morning when I met a little thing called reality when I woke up and seriously thought I was paralyzed because my calves were on FIRE! Sure homegirl can run miles but put her on a flight of stairs and she's dunzo.

Happy Fridays Little Bloggy-Boo-Boos! 


Lacey in the City said...

Ohhh I hate fire drills...they always seem to happen when you need to be glued to your desk too! Good luck with your clients who are coming in (came in?)!

Jess - PrettyPhysicist said...

Ugh, fire drills are the worst. I remember in college, if someone didn't crack the window when they showered, the fire alarms would go off. You'd know the culprit because he/she would be out there in a towel. We haven't had a fire drill at work in years ... hmmm, probably not good. Have a good weekend!


Aimee said...

After seeing your tweet it was great to get the recap on here. My office doesn't hand out party favors for fire drills. The Northeast needs to get with it! Enjoy your weekend (:

Elizabeth said...

I hate when we have fire drills. They take forever and then you just have to stand outside for 20 minutes. However, if I received a little goodie bag afterward, I would be pretty happy about that! Haha! And thanks for that gorgeous picture of that gorgeous man! I really think I could just stare at him all day long! Ha!

Blogging Blondie

Shannon said...

I've read somewhere that party favors are now becoming too popular. (someone told me I should make party favors for the birth of my daughter - - what???).

Well, fire drill party favors is where I draw the line. Hahahahaha.

Young and Fabulous said...

hahaha ashley. you're awesome

concourse fire drill trailmix. Are you kidding me? lol I am dying..that is just amazing!

we need a discuss sesh stat. You should be rackin' in those hot men from your building girlfrannnd!

if you see one be like "HEY! we both survived the 2011 fire drill! We are practically twins. Lets go out for drinks"

it will work :-)

have a fab weekend lady I will be texting u ! xoxox

Sarah said...

Totally used to work in the Queen Building, and I DO NOT miss the fire drills. Especially the summer ones... even though we did get ice cream.

Brunette & Blessed said...

OMGEE...I cant believe they gave you a snack for surviving the fire drill. Hysterical. Your posts crack me up! I would have died if I was in my heels with 25 go girl!

Ashley said...

haha - you are hilarious. and candy at a fire drill!?? thats amazing!! :)

you always make me laugh!
have a good day girl!! :)

Mary Loyal said...

oh my goodness that is hysterical!! have a great weekend!

Alex said...

That sounds horrible! Buttt at least you were able to scope out the hot man action.

natasha {schue love} said...

OMG, too funny! LOVE that you got fire drill favors! Classic!

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

seriously, girl, you are hilarious! ryan reynolds, yes please - and oh, that tweeting poster, too fun and sadly, true!

Sarah Elizabeth said...

uhhh when I was a freshy at ECU we had fire drills ALL THE TIME in the dorms..well not drills, just basically some drunk people would come home from the bars and pull it..most annoying thing ever! ohhh Ryan secret boyfriend yum yum! oh and Uhmm ok goodie bags..that is so strange..what in the world?

Mrs. Pancakes said...

oooh that's the worst thing that could happen! i am sure you got an awesome workout in though! i never react to fire alarms too...terrible right!

Suzie Q said...

I'm on the 40th floor of the 191 building downtown.... Fire drills are like a personal H.E.double hockey sticks

I feel your pain!!! ours is coming up at the end of the month.... I'll be working from the lobby until then I think!

Angel Glover said...

that is hilarious they gave you a snack after the drill! ha. way to justify those 25 flights right?
sorry about your blisters - i am so prone to blisters anytime i wear anything besides rainbows. gladiator shoes are usually acceptable, but closed-toe or heels kill my abnormally wide feet. hope they're healing! :)
have a fabulous weekend!! miss you lots!

Jeanine (Wayfaring Girl) said...

Just stumbled upon your blog and lovin it! This post is so great.

"Party favors" for firedrill?? I want to work fab. I would have been an incapacitated gimp after that arduous journey down a bazillion stairs...however on the plus side you did have some eye candy to look at...but then again, not sure I'd have wanted them looking at me as I sweated buckets and probably would have tripped over my feet in transit.

Oh well. Good story. :)


She Speaks said...

Don't you love that? Rock out the miles, but weedeating? Your stairs are my weedeating.No matter what though- we are rockin'.

Married...with a Pup said...

Haha, oh no! I can't even imagine. I would have definitely been huffin-and-puffin all the way down (I'm so not in shape at all)! I guess you can say thanks for the work-out right? Hope you have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Ha Ha- They would have had to call an ambulance for me. I could have never went down that many steps!!!!

| C AND C | Sarmin said...

Your last comment made me smile...
I saw that Fossil has some mocha watches, way cheaper then MK.
I use to love high school fire drills. Missing 45 mins of math class on a block day, yes please! Heels, & 25 floors, I tip my hat off to you. I would have taken my shoes off. & trail mix, really? I haven't gone running in forever, went last Wed, today is Saturday, my legs still hurt.


Ashley Eliza said...

the sign that says "exit building before tweeting" totally just made my day. i think were all a little guilty of this in some form or another. i can't even imagine walking down all those stairs.

loving your blog :)
yay for ashley blog friends!!


TruBluDew said...

OOH! Stairs are a killer...I guess it's time for me to try hitting those up once again. I've become stagnet with running.

Megan said...

Oh my gosh, how how funny that y'all got favors for doing a fire drill! That is HILARIOUS!!!!!!! We used to have them at least once a month at my college dorm. It was ridiculous!!

PS: You make me wish I got to dress up for work. But then, I do love my scrubs. : )

Sam {} said...

wait - you actually have to go downstairs for the drill?! we are on the 29th floor and they just make us stand around in the hallway for 15 minutes. great for the calves, not great for when we actually have a fire!!

Sharde said...

i laughed really, really hard when i read this. and also on most of the other 5 posts i just read from you :)

sharde @ the style projects

Seashells and Southern Belles said...

hahahaha you and your fire drills! What in the world! and how is some guy going to try and flirt you up during it?!? I am going to try and respond to your email tomorrow. Have you noticed how much less spare time I have for chatting and whining about boys :-( haha

Julip Made said...

Haha, I wish they handed out trail mix. We didn't have a fire drill, but the day of the earthquake, we were all kicked out of the building and told to finish our work elsewhere. Nice right... I'd even have been ok with pretzels.

Nuha said...

this was the funniest post ever. when you said you wanted to introduce yourself to all of those guys it was the funniest thing ever. i lurve you!