fun at the loc
Well, that was fun. Now I can add yet another inconvenience to the list of things I've endured in the name of political science: being evacuated from the Library of Congress.
Apparently it was all just a surprise drill. An alarm went off, we were directed to leave, we grabbed our laptops and filed out in orderly fashion, down the stairs, out the doors, and across the street, where we sat for 45 minutes while they made sure the building was clear. I met some of my fellow researchers, who are doing all sorts of interesting things, and we all grumbled together about how much of our time was being wasted. No one could leave because our stuff was all in the cloakroom, which you can't access during an evacuation.