Fire Alarm:

I’m a freshman at a big university down south. I couldn’t have been more excited to leave home and live in a massive dorm with tons of other students my age. On move in day, my parents helped me move in and get everything set up. Once they left, my new roommate and I had a mandatory meeting with our resident assistant and the rest of our floor. At the meeting, we covered all the rules and regulations. One thing he mentioned, was that we’d be having random fire drills throughout the year. My roommate and I brushed it off, thinking they would be during the day and we’d most likely be at class or in the library. Three months in, and we found out that we were very wrong! At 2 in the morning, my roommate and I shot up from bed at the sound of our fire alarm ringing. We groggily headed down the stairs and exited the building with all the other sleepy residents. As soon as we stepped outside, we realized that it was snowing! My roommate and I only had shorts and flip flops on, so we were absolutely freezing in the twenty five degree temperature. Once the entire building exited, the resident assistants took their time counting everyone and making sure everything went smoothly. We stood their envying everyone who was smarter than us and put on their warm, cozy robes. Once we thought we had frostbite, they let us back inside. My roommate and I ran up to our room and bundled ourselves into our blankets! We made sure to crank the heat up to 80 degrees, in order to thaw out.

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