Wednesday, November 16, 2005

They woke me up....

Last night we had some not so good weather. It was windy and rainy and just yuck. Well, I was laying in bed and I heard the weather siren go off. I didn't think anything of it really. Maybe it's because at home they send it off if someone sneezes too hard and it's got a spray. So I just roll over. I"m almost asleep when all this commotion is going on outside my door and I hear hall staff knocking on doors. They knock on mine. I was just gonna stay in bed, but I thought, no they'll get me for something so I get up, throw some clothes decent enough to open the door on and go see what they want. Now the girl that's an RA here on my floor couldn't look you in the eye if her life depended on it....really bothers me. It'd be one thing if she wasn't an American and didn't do it, but well, she is. So while looking over to the side she goes I need you to go downstairs. At this point in time I'm pissed. So, I come back in, put different clothes on and get ready to go downstairs. Well, there's Jen at the desk. Jen knows me. She's one of our "stand-in" RHC's. I look at her and go, what if I go back upstairs? Some people were already asleep and get up at 530 in the morning. She knows my crazy schedule and knows that I teach all day long. Well, she just looks at me and goes, you can do what you want, we have to tell you during a city warning. NOW here's my beef with that statement. I have lived here for 4.5 years. Not a SINGLE time have they done this before. I know that the policy didn't just change overnight. THEN...if we really don't have to go downstairs, the RA's need to be saying, you may want to go downstairs for the tornado warning...not "I need you to go downstairs" UGH Then of course I was woken up again when all the "girls" came back upstairs and their commotion screaming up and down the halls. I never thought I'd be ready to move out of here as much as I am!

2 comments:

nicole m. said...

they have NEVER woken us up for bad weather before!!! what the crap!! :)

Alex said...

Maybe part of it was tied in with the Bluegrass Depot defense alerts. We did have those a couple of times while I was there. Then again, that was years ago now.