October 19, 2008

This past weekend I was on a layover in Seattle, peacefully sleeping in my bed. All of a sudden, I heard a piercing noise. The fire alarm was going off!

I looked out the window and saw poeple scrambling to the parking lot. This hotel is known for false alarms, however, to be on the safe side I decided to evacuate, too. The problem was, “Should I change clothes first?”

I looked down at my Tinkerbell night shirt and wished that I had packed my Gap pjs instead. The only other clothes I had was my uniform or t-shirt & shorts. Did I mention it was in the lower 50s outside? I decided that the t-shirt was the best option especially since I was bound to see my other crew members down there and the last thing I wanted was to subject myself to unmerciless teasing.

So, I ran downstairs in my tee & shrots, wrapped in a blanket, and clutching my laptop. I still got teased. :-) Later we found out that the alarm was triggered by someone smoking in the stairwell. Arrgghh!

If you had to evacuate your home in the middle of the night, how presentable would you be?

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33 Comments on “Evacuate!”

October 19, 2008
10:11 pm

thefarmerfiles said:

Not presentable enough!


Cathi said:

Hmmm, not presentable at all or shoes, jeans and a shirt.
It would depend on the time, seconds or minutes. We keep emergency clothes by our bed for this specific purpose however it would still depend on the time.


Sandier Pastures said:

If it’s at night, I’ll be scandalicious.


Sheila said:

based on what I went to bed in last night, I wouldn’t be presentable at all! lol. A long sleeved red flannel shirt and cozy light blue pj pants with little white flowers on them! LOL

I was too tired to find the matching pj items. Maybe I’ll keep your post in mind from now on, just in case!


Summer said:

I’d be one sorry sight for sure!


AmyG said:

If it was a night, I definitely wouldn’t be presentable. Hair all over the place, and I’d either be in a mens white t-shirt with flowered pj bottoms or Eeyore bottoms, or tinker bell bottoms, lol. And I’d most definitely have my lap top with me!


Krissy said:

Oh man! How funny is that.
I REALLY hope that never happens, otherwise my neighbors would have an eye full and probably fall over laughing.


Suzie said:

not very!! Usually you would see me in a t-shirt and some boxers…that’s my favorite jammies!!


Amy @ The Q Family said:

I guess it depends on who is looking. hehe… But mostly won’t be presentable at all. I will be in my floral PJ that looks more for a little kid than a mom to wear to sleep.


Ruby said:

Let’s see. I’d be in a tank top and underwear so to me, I would be not presentable. If you ask my hubby, he would say…it would depend if we were alone or not. LOL!!!!


LuAnn said:

I’d probably have to move to a new town…or state. *lol*


Elizabeth said:

I’d be just fine, because I am always so cold at night. Especially when I’m at a conference in a hotel without my husband to snuggle up to! So I practically sleep fully dressed-t shirt and pj pants in the summer, sweatshirt and sweatpants and socks in the winter. I laughed a little at you clutching your laptop as you fled the building :=)


Desert Songbird said:

A nightgown with a robe and slippers would probably be all I would manage. If the kids were with us, I’d grab the kids, too (of course!).


maria said:

I think if I were evacuating a possible burning building my presentation in the middle of the night would be the last thing on my mind.

Mostly I would worry about not finding my glasses in the middle of running out.

Mostly I wear lounge pants and a t-shirt. It takes a lot to make me blush so I think even if I had my Sponge Bob PJ’s I would feel ok about it. Even though the neighbors might be talking behind my back.


Kim @ What's That Smell? said:

I have nightmares about this very thing! I would be so NOT fit for public viewing I might never leave the house because I’d be embarrassed to see my neighbors again!


Renee said:

I’m totally not presentable (bra & panties) but I do have a nice thick bathrobe to wear over it.

I’ve had to evacuate a building because some idiot decided to smoke inside when smoking wasn’t allowed. It was 28 below zero outside and because that someone didn’t want to get cold, we ALL had to be cold! I just have to hope that whomever it was got in big trouble cuz that’s so uncool! Sad part was the building was marked with signs that said the smoke alarms would go off if they smoked anywhere inside it. Big dummie!


Muthering Heights said:

Hehehe, I would have to grab some clothes, or a nice robe too! But I would also have my laptop…you just can’t be too careful!


Aimee said:

I think about that every time my hubby tries to convince me to sleep “au natural”. :)


Alyson, the 3 P's Mama said:

Oh it would sooooo not be pretty. (shaking my head)

Sorry you had to go through that!


Melissa said:

I wouldn’t be!! My pj’s range from fairly okay to holey messes :)


sagemom said:

I think I’d be presentable enough…and if for some reason I weren’t, I’d just grab a robe! I usually just sleep in t-shirts and shorts. But during winter, can you believe DH sleeps in his ski cap, socks, sweat pants, and long sleeve shirt?! It can get chilly here… =)


Renée aka Mekhismom said:

It is chilly now so I sleep in pj’s or some other coverup. But during the summer months I wear next to nothing and would be running around trying to find a suitable escape outfit!


Amanda said:

I would be in my birthday suit, LOL. I always think about this at night. I should keep some stuff at the end of the bed just in case.

October 20, 2008
10:00 am

Holly Schwendiman said:

Oh no! I don’t know what I’d do!



Forgetfulone said:

Me in my pj’s? I’d probably get laughed at!


Qtpies7 said:

I would consider it presentable to be in a Tinkerbell shirt, lol. I usually just ditch my pants and crawl into bed in whatever shirt I wore that day, lol. Or I just put on one of my hubby’s shirts and that’s it. But I keep my robe on my bed, so that is what I’d grab to put on. And I WOULD need it, most definitely.


diana/sunshine said:

it was about this time last year when my husband and i were vacationing on maui. we were awoken one night to that shrill, piercing alarm warning people to evacuate.

when opening our door, we could smell the smoke. it was in the middle of the night and we weren’t wearing much, so we took the time to put regular street clothes on, grab my jewelry, and my cameras. if i had my laptop with me, i would have grabbed that, too. my husband just grabbed his wallet leaving his company issued laptop.

it was an electrical fire in the kitchen and we were allowed to return an hour or so after it all started. it was all very scary. if i were home, i wouldn’t have enough hands to carry out all i would want to.


Jenni said:

I would be soooo not presentable! Eeek!


Loralynn said:

I would be covered quite well! I sleep in a nighty and I keep a robe at the foot of my bed. My husband on the other hand…not so well covered!!


Lissete said:

Totally not presentable! Your Tink nightshirt made me chuckle because of this


Dee said:

is nude ever presentable? LOL


Melanie (Modern Mami) said:

I actually had a real fire experience. I was in a tube top (this was back in my pre-wife/pre-kid days) and underwear and had to rush out of the apartment. I grabbed a skirt that was nearby, which totally did not match the red tube top (skirt was yellow with daisy flowers). And then I ran out the front door.

Well actually my then-boyfriend now husband had to come back through the smoke-filled hallway to grab me since I just stood at the door in shock.

Oh, and I was barefoot. And then my red tube top, yellow/flower skirt with no shoe self was taken to the hospital.

Yea, it was interesting…and not presentable at all.


Devin @ CoolProducts said:

I personally sleep in my boxer shorts so I don’t think I’d be all too presentable! I always have short laying around though so it wouldn’t be too hard to throw them on and a tshirt!

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