“The Kennedy Manor Fire Drill”

Saturday, August 24, 2019. 9:52 PM.

The Kennedy Manor Fire Drill

“Love Is a Many Splendored Thing ~ The Four Aces (HD, HQ) with lyrics”

Why are the residents being told too many times:

“Please! Stay in your apartment with the door closed until the fire department gives specific instructions to leave”?

Why is every repetition of that statement preceded by an extremely obnoxious, shrill sound repeated about 5 times?

And why is it that, after each repetition of that statement, the residents are subjected to another 5 obnoxious repetitions of that piercing, high-pitched, shrill sound?

Don’t we human beings understand that it is not helpful and not humane to tell other human beings the same thing about 20 times in an hour?

A resident of Kennedy Manor

August 24, 2019

I’ve read about whales and porpoises and dolphins suffering from extremely obnoxious man-made noises in their natural habitat, the oceans. Maybe that’s why we also read about whales and dolphins and porpoises beaching themselves. Maybe those obnoxious noises are driving them to suicide.

The shrill, piercing, repeated noise we hear about 100 times during the hour-long  fire drill is maddening. Its after-effects are disturbing for many days and even for weeks afterwards. Instead of telling us, “You can leave the building.” Why not do the fire drill in a humane and reasonable way? Why not stop that repeated high-pitched shrill noise before and after every statement? Why not shorten the fire drill to 10 minutes? It isn’t necessary nor reasonable to tell us the same thing about 20 times in an hour.

The fire drill takes away my peace of mind and heart and soul for many days.

“Alfie – Burt Bacharach (With Lyrics)”


Dionne Warwick

What’s it all about, Alfie?

Is it just for the moment we live?

What’s it all about when you sort it out, Alfie?

Are we meant to take more than we give

Or are we meant to be kind?

And if only fools are kind, Alfie

Then I guess it is wise to be cruel

And if life belongs only to the strong, Alfie

What will you lend on an old golden rule?

As sure as I believe there’s a heaven above, Alfie

I know there’s something much more,

Something even non-believers can believe in

I believe in love, Alfie

Without true love we just exist, Alfie

Until you find the love you’ve missed you’re nothing, Alfie

When you walk let your heart lead the way

And you’ll find love any day, Alfie


Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Burt Bacharach / Hal David

Alfie lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

If folks like Burt Bacharach and Hal David did our fire drill it would be a joy to listen to because they would do it in love.

“Love Is a Many Splendored Thing ~ The Four Aces (HD, HQ) with lyrics”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKcg1vBfxAE �o�n@1A

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