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#259 – A loud noise when you’re trying especially hard to be quiet

Whether you’re tip-toeing around your own house or breaking into somebody else’s, you are guaranteed to drop something and make a lot more noise than had you been stomping around to begin with. It’s one of the basic facts of life. So when you’re opening your front door after a late night out, a gust of wind will kindly slam the door shut behind you. And when you’re quietly trying to find a seat in the crowded library during finals week, you will go through the wrong door and trigger the fire alarm (true story). Unfortunately, the fire alarm doesn’t respond to “Shhhh!!!!” the way you would expect it to in a library.

Mr. Bean definitely feels my pain:

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