...and it's the fire bell.
Last week, the bell rang and everyone grumpily went outside. Safe to say, no one was particularly amused at this. But it was Thursday, it was Period 5, it brought so vague excitement to our dull lessons. Was it drill? Some said yes, some said no. This is Temple Moor, though, so the only person who really knows is God, and we're not even sure He exists. The fire engine turned up, though, so it possibly wasn't a drill. Now we've found out what caused it. Our sources say...steam. Yes, steam from the showers set off our fire alarm. Typical.
But worse, today in Period 1 that infernal bell let loose like some banshee with a cough. We walked outside where it was cold and raining. Talk about pathetic fallacy. But it gets better. Do you want to know why we were stood outside in the soaking rain? BSF, which stands for "Builders' Stupid Failure". They hit a cable, or something, which caused the system to alert us. Bravo, guys.
At this rate, we won't bother going out when there's a fire, or a helium gas leak or whatever disaster is wrought upon us by the builders.