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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.
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  • JACKIE542
    Glad it was just a drill, glad you got out ok, would love to see the video. emoticon
    1855 days ago
    It's always nice to have something to break up the monotony of a workday... and hey, what could be better than a real live "Where's Waldo (aka Sue)" game? emoticon
    1856 days ago
    Oops , Edison too made a number of errors along with all of his inventions . See you being the good person that you are stopping to help your co- worker along the way. If it was real she would have needed her coat , and picked it up herself but your right no time to stop . But , good thing that they have practice fire drills - so that everyone is on the same page and finds Waldo - In my eyes your Angel Jo - Hugs Karen emoticon emoticon
    1856 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/25/2013 11:49:20 AM
    1856 days ago
    Great lesson :)
    1856 days ago
    I'm glad it was only a drill. When my kids at school
    make a mistake, I always tell them that is the way
    to learn because if they hadn't made the mistake,
    they would never have known it was wrong. I firmly
    believe that as long as we learn from them, it is a
    good thing. Thanks for sharing. emoticon
    1856 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/25/2013 7:49:21 AM
    Glad it was only a drill but a great learning experience. Know where to go and who you need to be with.
    1856 days ago
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    1856 days ago
    Like most people I would not have taken any notice of the fire bell.

    You boss should have made herself known to you anyway

    On the other hand it is good you got to laugh about it.

    Have a good weekend

    1856 days ago
  • DARLY55
    Now you know - but, you did get in quite a few unintended steps, it sounds like!
    Let us know if you become the star of the film! emoticon
    1856 days ago
    It is so important to take firedrills seriously.

    Today I'm learning the Power of the "NO".
    1856 days ago
    1856 days ago
    Fire Drills--school days and mine was longer with teaching. Most were uneventful.

    1856 days ago
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