I will now present to you three scenarios.
1. How I Responded to this Crisis In My Head:
Yep, I pretty much just wanted to run away and let it all burn. Fire is scary!
2. How I Told Others I Responded to this Crisis:
Yep, that's totally the Official Story.
3. How I Actually Responded:
Yep. The fire department came a minute later, and made sure it hadn't spread to the wall. Whew.
So, while I had the presence of mind to use the fire extinguisher (and some wet towels, which is what ultimately killed it), I also just kept shouting my street address over and over again on the phone without telling the dispatcher what town I was in. And I put Kitty in her carrier like a grown up, instead of flinging her out the window whilst shouting SAVE YOURSELF. So all in all, I give myself a solid B+.
What about you guys - are you panickers or calm cool and collected?