But that's exactly what happened to KOCO's Danielle Dozier in Oklahoma.
This rattle came as part of a series of quakes early Monday morning, though this one was bigger than the ones before it, and Dozier could tell.
Not only does she correctly predict the impact of the quake, after taking a moment, she powers through.
The video got a lot of attention, so Dozier poked fun at herself on Twitter.
Thanks, Dozier, for the laughs and for that "The forecast must go on" attitude.