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Quite a long time ago and possibly not true...

The bass-baritone singer Ian Wallace told a story in a performance and comedy record, that goes something like - he returned to his hotel or lodging after hours, found reception deserted and dark. He decided he probably could get over the reception desk, put on the light, and find his room key. Instead he found the fire alarm switch... it raised hell but it didn't raise any of the other guests, but after a couple of minutes the night guy arrived with a torch: "Oh, it's you, Mr Wallace! I heard the alarm and I thought I must be crackers - because if there's a fire, I'm the one that turns it on."

I wonder if Ian Wallace slept soundly that night. I'd fret.

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