A few days ago, the fire alarm at my workplace sounded. As usual, all of us had to go to the fire assembly point. I was caught in a bit awkward situation. I wasn’t in my office, hence, I couldn’t go all the way to the second floor to my office to get my jacket. As a result, I had to stand in the cold without my jacket with everyone else who had a jacket on them. Most staffs looked at me in a weird way while some actually came over and asked me. I had to explain over and over again whenever someone came to ask. The fire alarm was caused by the lab furnace and it took them almost 10 minutes to sort it out. Imagine standing in the cold without a jacket? I was basically trembling while talking to my colleague. I might have to consider bringing my jacket with me if I am going out of my office!