The Room Shook

I had a nice relaxing day before I went to work the next day. Everything was just fine. Then, in the middle of the night, my room starts jumping up and down. I had to assess the situation for a while so I stayed still in my bed until the room settled. Then, I walked over to my door and Connor appears right on the other side. He asks me, “Was that an earthquake?”. We went downstairs to confirm with our host mom, Aoki-san. She was downstairs watching TV and using a back massage device. I asked Aoki-san, “Was that an earthquake?” She explained to us that it was a just a little one, and that it happens all the time. I can sleep through many things, but not when I feel like the room is gonna collapse on me. I thought about the procedures about what to do in case of an earthquake. You open any nearby doors to give yourself an escape route, you avoid standing next to objects that can fall on you, and you duck underneath something (preferably a desk). This made me worried for two reasons. First of all, I like the doors in my room closed when I sleep, so now I have to choose between sleeping comfortably or sleeping safely. Second, the only thing in my room that I can duck under is a glass desk. Wish me luck.

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