Learn Something New Everyday

I am a firm believer in learning something new everyday.  Not that I actively search for things to learn about…they often find me. 

For example, I was in the main office at work today when James, our receptionist, suddenly got a confused look on his face and started making some strange hand gestures.  He was shooing his hands off to the sides and giving the “thumbs up” sign toward the glass front doors.   I glanced up at the empty doors and decided that he had finally gone off the deep end.

A moment later a police officer cautiously poked his head in the doors and asked if everything was OK.  Apparently the silent alarm had been triggered and the police had been dispatched  to save us.  (James later told us that the officer had been standing just out of  eyesight, with his gun drawn, questioning about what was going on with hand signals)   We reassured the officer that all was well and apologized profusely for the trouble that we had caused.

The silent alarm…the alarm that I had no idea even existed….the  alarm that was located right next to where I was working….was turned off and reset.  

Yep, that’s my motto, learn something new everyday…

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13 Responses to Learn Something New Everyday

  1. Tylor says:

    You know. I was wondering why I was seeing a post pop up from you so late at night. Then I remembered that you live two time zones away and I’m the one who keeps absurd hours.

  2. tommie says:

    sounds like something I would do….

    keep on learning something new daily.

  3. Patti (mom) says:

    Tell me that you didn’t set off that alarm! Well, I don’t know you. Hee Hee

  4. Rachael says:

    I agree. A day isn’t complete unless you’ve learned something.

    -> Rachael

    Visit me @ http://rachael-blogs.com

  5. Riiiiight. What were you REALLY doing? 😉

  6. Frances says:

    I’m with The Casual Perfectionist – What were you REALLY doing? 😉

  7. Amanda D says:

    That is too funny! It must have made the work day a little more exciting than normal. Thanks for sharing with us. 🙂

  8. Mike says:

    Today, I learned to sleep early so I could wake up early enough to bring my 6-year old to school on time.

    I haven’t slept yet. I’m writing this comment at 3:53 am.

    Mike
    http://somethingaboutparenting.typepad.com
    Twitter: AboutParenting
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  9. Buthaina says:

    I never heard of a silent alarm until I read this post.
    The source of the one thing i learned today was your blog.

    Cheers!

  10. catspeaks says:

    silent alarms. the burden of all mishaps.