At the door to our office there is this EMERGENCY EXIT button with the word PUSH written on it in all caps. The purpose of said button I imagine is in case of a fire or minimally, a fire alarm. Well, apparently some people are confused about what constitutes an emergency. Lunch, while extremely important, is not considered an emergency by the facility manager. So a sign is now taped on the wall above the EMERGENCY EXIT button that reads:
Please Do Not Push-
A silent Alarm will Sound
Now I have a couple of questions.
First, WHY do I want to push that red button!!??
You know, like DO NOT CLICK!
See what I mean? Why did you do that? Or why did you think about clicking? Quit mousing over it already!
And another thing, what DOES a silent alarm SOUND like?
And what if God had thought of putting the warning of a silent alarm after each of the 10 commandments, would we pay closer attention?
Please Do Not Kill-A silent Alarm will Sound
And the Please is so polite, don’t you think? Even right now, I’m actually starting to consider NOT killing somebody.
I love WORDS! It just when they are assembled into RULES that I have a problem. Its no wonder the alarm is silent.