A Beeping Public Service Announcement

Beep

One eye shot open. The television in the room was still on, but everything past that was dark and hazy. I don’t remember when I fell asleep, but it couldn’t have been not too long before. Jimmy Fallon was the last I recalled and now it was on some late night poker tournament. Maybe I didn’t really hear anything. If I did it could have come from the TV. I just wanted to go back to sleep. My head turned towards the clock, sight still fuzzy and lids fighting to close, before I rested on the pillow again.

It was almost 1:30 a.m.

Beep

What the beep? I tried to will my tired eyes to cooperate as I begrudgingly pulled myself like the walking dead from the comfort and lumbered in to investigate. All the while, I was pleading under my breath for this not to wake the kids. After taking a moment to clear my head, I realized where the intermittent beeping beep was most likely coming from.

Beep

I looked around to make sure there was no immediate danger involved before I took my place under the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. My lopsided, confused gaze passing back and forth, the longest few minutes having passed since I was initially jolted awake. Then it beeped again, and the culprit became known.

Beep

Let this be a lesson to you to be wiser than I. Change batteries as instructed in your alarms. Lest you be with a screwdriver in hand, clumsily rotating in a new set of AA’s after being rudely rustled from a lovely bit of slumber at 1:30 in the morning. That’s just motherbeeping rude, I tell you.



9 Responses

  1. 1

    Now that’s a scary way to be woken – glad it was just the batteries!
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    Mrs Dzo says:

    Seriously, someone needs to invent an alarm that warns you only in the daytime hours. I’ve spent too many nights jolted out of bed convinced we were about to burn when it was the damn batteries.
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    From: C. (Kid Things)
    on November 8th, 2011

    @Mrs Dzo, Wouldn’t that be great? I don’t know why it always has to happen at the worst possible time.

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    Amber says:

    I have forgotten to change batteries so often..
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    Tiffany says:

    Oh dear! I woke up at 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 last night…not sure what the hell that was all about!
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    From: C. (Kid Things)
    on November 8th, 2011

    @Tiffany, I hate nights like that. Hope you got some better rest last night!

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    Cathy says:

    I detest those stinkin’ beeps. Of course for me it is ALWAYS the one in bedroom – the youngest boy’s bedroom.
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    From: C. (Kid Things)
    on November 8th, 2011

    @Cathy, Well of course. Because where else could it be. It does always seem to work that way.

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    This happen to me a couple of weeks ago and I immediately shot up out of bed. Those batteries…happens every time.
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