Miss Information is just trying to make to best of it.See, Miss Information is all about perception. Reality, she’s not that big a fan of. So, even though she is working in the dullest library ever, she still starts out each day with a sense of hope that something bad or at something interesting might happen to break up the monotony of the day. Her co-workers are not amused by this. Most of them just sigh whenever she bounces in full of hope and asks them what’s been going on.
But amazingly, one day something did happen. The branch head, a very nice woman, who clearly pities Miss Information, announced that the branch would be conducting a fire drill. Miss Information always thinks fire drills are kind of stupid, everyone is assigned roles and duties and puts on their coats ahead of time. It’s probably very useful, but Miss Information just knows that during an actual fire no one will be standing around handing out check lists. However, a day with a fire drill is bound to be more interesting than a day without a fire drill.
Miss Information perked up, she may have said something like: hurray or goodie or oh, boy or something. She got all excited. The branch head laid a gentle hand on her shoulder. “Oh, no, Miss Information,” she said. “It isn’t exciting at all. Remember--this is the Perry Como Memorial Library. It isn’t at all like the Motorhead District Library that you come from.”
As it turned out the branch head was wrong. It was exciting. The Perry Como Memorial Library in keeping with its mellow image, doesn’t like to bother the fire department by actually setting off the fire alarm. Instead, at the appointed time the branch head tears around the building with an alarm clock, pointing at it and announcing “fire drill, fire drill”.
So it was actually pretty amusing.