Fire Drill

There was a fire drill today in my office. What's the point of a fire drill if it's planned ahead? Everyone/everything is at their 'best behaviour'. They would have gotten a much more meaningful measurement of whatever -- you know, infrastructure, support systems, mental preparedness etc. -- if they had told us after the fact.  Of course, it would have tested some friendships too: “Sorry for pushing you down the stairs! I have a cat who can’t live without me.”

The drill reminded of this sketch.

22 comments:

Anand B said...

I think it is a good idea to inform about it and then conduct a drill. Otherwise after a few drills when a genuine emergency event occurs a few might assume it is a regular fire drill and neglect it.

Anonymous said...

Enna Suresh,

konja naal silent aayita? Brahmin ponnoda settle aagitaya?

Oruthan manja thunda pottukkitu ooraye naasam pannitaan, avana pathi oru vartha pesama, Brahmin, Brahminism nu pesikkittu irukkura unna mathiri jaathi veri pidicha, Jaathi azhiyama valakkara, padicha ---, ---

Suresh said...

Karunanidhi, down, down.

கருணாநிதி ஒழிக. நடந்து முடிந்த ஊழல் ஆட்சி ஒழிக. நடந்து கொண்டே இருக்கும் பார்பன அதிகாரத்துவம் வாழ்க. போதுமா? இப்போ மூடிகிட்டு நடைய கட்டு.

Anonymous said...

You are no different from Manja thundu, playing with words. Mixing jokes with facts. Yeah "nadanthu mudinja oozhal aatchi" is fact. "parpana athigarathuvam" naa enna? Something coined by manja thundu - just like you coined "Brahminism" - man you are annoying. I know you will say stay away - just hate you.

Suresh said...

Man, these ex-girlfriends!

Anonymous said...

Dei... put some podcasts.

Sudhir said...

I've always felt the same about fire drills. Everybody drudges about in apparent boredom. There doesn't seem to be much point.
But then again, isn't some preparation, staged though as it may be and in conditions not quite similar to those encountered in a real fire, better than no preparation?

Anonymous said...

suresu...like very much your podcasts...eppidium intha vaai koluppukku kandippa nee adi vangiruppe..athe pathi oru podcast pannen????

Dinesh Peter said...

:) Same here... When the Sirens blow, people will slowly walk out with coffee mugs and iPods on!
One day when there's a real situation, these folks are gonna linger around the same way!

sameera said...

i like this

Anonymous said...

put some podcast man...its been so long...

Anonymous said...

chking atleast twice in a week for podcast in your blog...

Anil said...

dai naaye..u alive or not...put some podcast

Suresh said...

paasakara pasanga! unakkagave edhayachum pathi pesren (which is probably what I do anyway).

Anonymous said...

Podcast podu da paradesi! yethini naal wait pannaum da? enakku vere vele ille da. yedhchu pesi thola!

Anonymous said...

ne pesu..illa nan pesi post panna aarambichiduven...

sathyaa said...

Hi Suresh,

Anyway Podbazaar Website is shutting down their service by 31 Mar 2012.... Atleast please post your speech in your blogs.... each and every day .... my morning starts with your voice only.... please do anything related to issues going on now....:) thank you....

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Anonymous said...

Suresh, you got anything coming soon?

anil said...

suresh naaay sethu pochu nnu vitura vendiyathu thaan..poda dai.......vera site ah ille?not gonna visit your site anymore moron....

Anonymous said...

lol this blog be dead

Anonymous said...

nai sethu pochu vidunga pa namakka vere yedam a ille!

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