Instructions for Hotel Use
Homeland Security has reached the inside of the Hilton hotel in Woodland Hills, California, where the Guest Services Directory instructs visitors to “study the layout of the room, and determine anything that might help or hinder emergency exiting”. An engrossing documentary on PBS? That might hinder emergency exiting, if you just have to find out how string theory is related to the philosophy of the Southern Indian dynasty of the first millenium of the Common Era.
A particularly useful instruction is found next to the elevators on the first floor: “ALARM SOUNDS LIKE WHOOP”. Remember: Alarm does not sound like DING or OOOOOOO. Alarm sounds like WHOOP.
Practice that sound now, before you go to sleep.
Date: January 15, 2009
Categories: homeland insecurity