Thursday, May 29, 2008

Crazy Person Drill Day

I remember fire drills when I was a student. I remember them being in summer and standing under the shade of large trees as a relief from the heat. At my school in Japan, the fire drill is in winter and students stand in the middle of the baseball field in the freezing cold.

Last month, at school, there was an earthquake drill. There may have been something about getting under the desks, but I may have imagined that.

Today, there was a drill for a crazy person. There was some announcement about a crazy person being near the school. I don't what the students were supposed to do, they just ignored it and went to their next class.

8 comments:

Fuji Mama said...

That is too funny!

Chris (i-cjw.com) said...

If you read this post back-to-back with the prior one then I think you can see what they might be concerned about :-)

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

hehehe Chris.. I had actually been thinking that it might be me today, that noise would have driven me to it. At home in the quiet now, so all's good ;)

The Kasdan Family said...

Hey-

Love your blog; good stuff.
We are also gaijin living in Japan from the US. Keep up the great posts!

p.s. We are at www.kasdanfamily.blogspot.com

Brad said...

How do you even drill for a crazy person? You just lock the door right?

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Thanks Kasdan Family, I'll drop by soon.

Hey Brad - actually, when I got home and told hubby he asked "did they use the sticks?" We have these really scary looking sticks at school, imagine a long pitchfork with the middle prong/s missing and spikes on it. At his school, on crazy person drill day, they practice using these to pin said crazy person up against the wall! I'd forgotten all about that!

tornadoes28 said...

At my office, if there was an alarm for a crazy person in the area, we would have one every other day.

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

Hey tornadoes - yep, actually, if you put it that way, we could do with one everyday too!