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Rude Awakening

September 4th, 2010 (08:01 am)
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At 6:30 this morning a fire alarm started screeching in the hallway of this grand old luxury hotel in Roanoke, Virginia. I guess we were pretty sure it wasn't a real fire. Or we were too bleary-eyed to be thinking straight. We took the time to dress before evacuating, and then waited around with all of the other guests (most of whom were also dressed) while the fire trucks showed up. If there was a fire at all, it was a very small, easily contained one; we saw no sense of urgency, no hoses or special equipment, just a few firemen walking calmly into the building and coming out again a while later to give us the all-clear sign.