Heck, I had days off from school more than once when I was a kid because we weren't allowed back into the building for half an hour after an earthquake, as long as anyone could feel it, and a lot of those weren't any real danger at all.
"Now everyone was giving her that kind of look UFOlogists get when they suddenly say, 'Hey, if you shade your eyes you can see it is just a flock of geese after all.'"
"You can't erase icing."
"I can't believe it doesn't work! I found it on the internet, man!"