Fire Alarms


My name is Jack Russillo and I’m a college freshman who just moved to the big city (Seattle) from a small town in the middle of nowhere. Every day I rate something on a scale of 1 to 100.

This one’s gonna be quick.

Of course, it would have to happen today. On the one day that I had planned to sleep in this week, guess what would wake me up? Well, it wasn’t my alarm clock. It was the damn fire alarm!

Due to the fact that about 90% of my dorm building is composed of concrete, I highly doubt that this place could be torched. I understand the need to have fire alarms, and fire drills too, but why does it have to go off anytime in the morning? Why couldn’t it have happened in the middle of the afternoon, when I have class? It’s just a pointless inconvenience.

Fire alarms, as helpful as they are when the time comes, are one of the most annoying contraptions to ever be invented. I’m sure that a fire alarm could save my life later on, but, because I’m young and ignorant, I’m going to keep on despising fire alarms and thinking that they’re useless.

Because they are.

Jack’s Rating: 6/100

Pro: I’m sure they’ll come in handy if there’s ever an actual fire.

Con: I can’t think of a more obnoxious sound.

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