Monday, 30 January 2006

Fire alarms and greetings

Oy vey, I was woken up at 8am by a fire alarm today. This being one of my days to sleep in as well, as I have no classes, grrrrrrr. And...since many of my housemates did not bother going out, we will have to do it all over again. Guess who will not be making the effort next time? What did I learn from this: how to get out the front door, which I have been doing daily for the last three months. So glad someone showed me how to do it properly. Isn't it the legal obligation in this country as well that every building over a certain size have two exits/entrances? If one of these dorms caught fire, I fear the casualties would be very high, considering that and the fact that our windows only open a couple of inches (guess they suicide proofed them not too long ago).

Interesting how every English speaking country/region seems to sign letters slightly different. Americans of course sign off with Sincerely, English with Regards, Australians with Best Regards and Irish with Kind Regards. I'm favourable to the Irish sign off myself.

modified to add: My god have I had another gorgeous breakfast. Made a 3 egg omelette with feta cheese and spinach, and toast with butter and marmalade. There was a tragedy though...I used up all the milk last night and could not make any tea:(


steveg said...

Hi Susan

In the UK the tradition in formal letters is as follows...

If you know the name of the person you are writing to i.e. Mr a. Nonymous - then the ending would be "Yours Sincerely"

If you don't know the name of the person you are writing to i.e. "Dear Sir" then the ending would be "Yours Faithfully"

Of course if the letter is not very formal and to a friend, then the ending can be as frivolous as you please, but "Regards" "Kind Regards" "Best Wishes" "Cheers" etc are all fine, depending on how well you know the person.

"Sod off you miserable git" in general is rarely used for some reason?? :-) :-)


Suzer said...

Oh bugger, and I thought I had it all figured out;)

Muddiah said...

Hope you're not indicating yourself as the one who won't be exiting the next time there's a firedrill, as you never know when it's the "real deal"!!

Suzer said...

Yep, I do mean me. The second test drill was today and I was about to get into the shower. Would have been late getting to uni had I participated. It is a rather silly thing, to tell people ahead of time there will be a drill, as most will ignore it.