Today I realized I am not good in emergency situations.
First things first: Mike and I are just fine after today’s earthquake. We are about 30 miles from the epicenter and yup, we felt it big time.
I was at work when it started and I literally dove under my desk. Everyone else went to the door frame.
Has "Saved By The Bell" taught me nothing?
After the shaking stopped it was sheer confusion. I work in a conference center where hundreds of people are present at any given time, so evacuating the building was a little hectic. People were trying to drive their cars through crowds of people - not smart.
Ironically I am a Floor Warden, which means I have been trained to lead people out of emergency situations that occur on the job. I can say with certainty that I failed miserably today. I grabbed my bag and ran out of the building, leaving everyone in my dust.
We waited outside for about an hour before we were allowed to return to work. I tried frantically to place phone calls and send texts but service was out. Once I got back to my desk I finally got a hold of Mike, who didn’t seem fazed by the fact that THE EARTH JUST MOVED.