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Wise warning for your credit's sake! Which I for one failed not to take [Jan. 9th, 2001|11:44 am]
Roy Janik
A fire alarm just went off at work. We spent about 15 minutes outside. The alarm is the loudest friggin' thing I've ever heard in my life. Suddenly I feel like I'm in 4th grade again. Shame the building didn't burn down. That at least would have been interesting.
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[User Picture]From: cindylou
2001-01-09 10:15 am (UTC)
we had one of those a few weeks ago when it was 17 degrees outside. it actually turned out there was a tiny fire in one of the elevators, so i guess it was a good thing the alarm worked.
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2001-01-09 10:20 am (UTC)

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Wow, I'm so jealous! All we ever get are false alarms.
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[User Picture]From: zeitgeist
2001-01-09 03:17 pm (UTC)
Is the subject from some spam mail?
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[User Picture]From: zinereem
2001-01-09 03:25 pm (UTC)
No, no. Funny, though. It's from Thomas Hardy's "He Never Expected Much", a poem he wrote when he was 87 and only a year or so from death. Also, one of my favorites:


Well, World, you have kept faith with me,
Kept faith with me;
Upon the whole you have proved to be
Much as you said you were.
Since as a child I used to lie
Upon the leaze and watch the sky,
Never, I own, expected I
That life would all be fair.

'Twas then you said, and since have said,
Times since have said,
In that mysterious voice you shed
From clouds and hills around:
"Many have loved me desperately,
Many with smooth serenity,
While some have shown contempt of me
Till they dropped underground.

"I do not promise overmuch,
Child; overmuch;
Just neutral-tinted haps and such,"
You said to minds like mine.
Wise warning for your credit's sake!
Which I for one failed not to take,
And hence could stem such strain and ache
As each year might assign.
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