Would you rather hear fingernails scratching a chalkboard or a loud fire alarm going off suddenly?

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Would you rather hear fingernails scratching a chalkboard or a loud fire alarm going off suddenly?

Post by Housedays » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:01 pm

Would you rather hear fingernails scratching a chalkboard or a loud fire alarm going off suddenly?

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Post by Simplex 2903-9101 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:29 pm

Easy. A loud fire alarm. It's not just about volume - it's the tone, too. I'd take a -9846, 10-inch bell, or an old IBM horn over nails on a chalkboard any day. After all, we're "The Fire Panel" not "The Nails on the Chalk Board".
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Post by mjb1124 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:23 am

Would probably depend on the alarms, my proximity to them, and the acoustics of the area. I'd go with the nails on the chalkboard over revisiting my early elementary school nightmare of Federal 30A's in the gym. But an electronic or DC mechanical horn would probably be preferable over the fingernails, unless maybe I was standing right in front of the alarm.

LOL at "The Nails on the Chalk Board". I'd be shocked if there actually was such a thing, but then again our interest is unusual enough as it is.

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Post by Simplex 4051 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:35 am

It depends if I didn't know which one of them were coming. Its always the anticipation that kills me and I couldn't deal with that and waiting for it when you know its going to happen just kills me. Probably nails on a chalkboard for both. Mostly because I never heard nails on a chalkboard before. LOL
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Post by Alexis_T » Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:06 am

TO be honest, I'd choose an alarm going off suddenly rather than fingers scratching a chalkboard.


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Post by [Isaaaakkk] » Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:34 pm

Alexis_T wrote:TO be honest, I'd choose an alarm going off suddenly rather than fingers scratching a chalkboard.


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Agreed, since alarms dont send those HORRIBLe shivers down your spine as a chalkboard does.
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Post by EdwardsFan » Tue Oct 24, 2017 9:02 pm

I'd go with the nails on the chalkboard, unexpected fire alarms give me some bad anxiety, one of the reasons I dreaded fire drills in school.
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Post by RJARRRPCGP » Sun Oct 29, 2017 9:41 am

[Isaaaakkk] wrote:
Alexis_T wrote:TO be honest, I'd choose an alarm going off suddenly rather than fingers scratching a chalkboard.


(Sorry about eventuals typos, am writing this from my phone)
Agreed, since alarms dont send those HORRIBLe shivers down your spine as a chalkboard does.
Sounds like a form of synaesthesia. ;)

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Post by firealarmveteran15 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:01 pm

Sorry for the bump, I've been inactive for too long (plus I had my username changed).

Anyway, I would rather hear loud fire alarms going off than hearing fingernails scratching on a chalkboard... or hundreds, if not even thousands, of loud screaming fangirls at a venue* (sorry, I couldn't resist making that comparison). I'd prefer fire alarms over the other two things because, more than likely, they're going off as a way to save lives.

*Yes, I've been to a large venue at least once before -- a story for another time.

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Post by idontwannaknow » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:00 pm

Nails on a chalkboard make me internally cringe, I'd rather hear a continuous TrueAlert.
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Post by Simplex 4051 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:58 am

If its a bunch of screaming girls or listening to a fire alarm, I would rather listen to the fire alarm because I HATE how obnoxious some girls sound when screaming in excitement and all their voices mix together.
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Post by MayerFire » Sat Dec 23, 2017 5:39 am

How about a bunch of girls screaming in terror AND SpectrAlert Advances in continuous? Cuz' I have seen that once (in a video, thankfully).

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Post by randomperson » Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:44 pm

MayerFire wrote:Cuz' I have seen that once (in a video, thankfully).
Link?!
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Post by MayerFire » Sun Dec 24, 2017 5:57 am

randomperson wrote:
MayerFire wrote:Cuz' I have seen that once (in a video, thankfully).
Link?!
Let me see if I can find it again. The video was of the earthquake in Mexico, there were a lot of people trying to get into a congested emergency staircase while the building was shaking heavily, with many people screaming, and the fire alarm was going off, which as I mentioned consisted of SpectrAlert Advance P2R-SP on continuous, probably high volume.

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