Unfortunate Wording: Evacuation Drill

May 25, 2011

Two words I did not want to hear or read together: evacuation drill.

My office is having one today. One might hope that this will be some bizarre ritual where the entire building gets together for the exercise of creating a large dung midden. This would be a rather unpleasant exercise at best.

However, when I read the words evacuation drill my mind went immediately to power tools. I had thoughts of a device that was a cross between a colonoscopy and a roto-rooter. BOHICA! (Bend over, hear it comes again.)

There’s an image I didn’t need stuck in my … um … brain.

Can we go back to calling these things fire drills please?