Sunday, June 8, 2008

Lesson Learned #2

After the previous post about the Bronx Zoo debacle, I thought that when I can't think of anything else to write it might be fun to jot down lessons that I've learned throughout this thrilling, madcap, roller-coaster of a life I've been having. Some of these lessons (like this one) were learned a while ago, while others are so fresh they still have that new car smell. The one I learned about the Bronx Zoo will count as the first lesson, so onto lesson learned #2:

When you see firemen running across the street towards your apartment building with hoses, it's probably not a false alarm and it might be wise to grab your babies and get out as soon as possible.

I'm going to add a corollary to lesson #2 in the form of lesson #2a:

When escaping your presumed aflame apartment building, if at all possible bring your purse.

Not sure if these will ever come in handy for anyone else, but it never hurts to be prepared.


Bezzie said...

I've always thought about the purse thing--but would I remember in a pinch? Probably not!

Sounds like they got the presumed fire out OK?

Mother Necessity said...

Yeah - that's how I learned the purse thing - I forgot mine.

The fire was a while ago, and quite spectacular; our place was fine, but it gutted 7 apartments. Everything's all fixed up now, though.