Thursday, April 25, 2013
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new ." Albert Einstein
Today we had a surprise fire drill at work . My first mistake was not taking the sound seriously. You see we have a huge conveyor system and when there is a problem with it, the alert noise , sounds close to a fire drill.
My second was stopping to get my co-workers jacket because she informed me she didn't need it. Then I made the mistake of following her she started to take the long way and changed her mind.
To get back where we needed to go we were forced to crab walk under a huge conveyor system and sorter will ducking and weaving around pillars. Once we made it to the door my jacket caught on it and I almost tumbled down the stairs to the outside.
Once safe outside the plan is to get far away from the building and met up with your boss and the rest of the department. We were the whole department and started running to met our boss when we realized we just got a new boss. Neither of us knew where the meeting place was.
Okay about 1000 employee all along the parking lot with their departments and we had to find our boss. We were playing find Waldo only her name is Sue . So finally a little stressed and worn out from speed walking we found her at the farthest point from the building. Go figure. We found out when we got there the whole thing was taped from the inside and out. I am sure we will star in the video many times as what not to do in a fire drill.
My point in telling you this silly story is that making mistakes is okay and funny as long as you learn from them. If there was a real fire there would be no stopping for jackets or taking detours and we now know how to find Waldo.
But don't be afraid to make a mistake in your exercise routine or eating if you try something new . Life is one big adventure to learn and laugh about. You will be fine I promise. Mistakes make things much easier a second time.