Saturday, November 28, 2009

9:15 a.m.

Recently, around 9:15 a.m., something has emitted a small beep.

Beep.

A little electronic sound. Nothing remarkable, really.

Except I don't know where it's coming from. It's like an alien has moved into my home. I know it's there because I hear it. But I don't know why or its reason for being.

Beep.

Maybe this tiny noise goes off at other times, but at 9:15 a.m. on some mornings (not every morning) I am reading the newspaper at the table, having finished my breakfast. Husband has left and the house is quiet save maybe for the hum of the refrigerator or furnace. And then I hear it.

Beep.

I look up from the paper, perplexed. The sound seems to come from behind me, but there is nothing behind me but my curio cabinets. And my glassware does not beep.

Beep.

Beep.

Beep.

8 comments:

  1. I've had the same problem. Sometimes it's the dishwasher. Not sure about the other times.

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  2. Oh come on... walk on over and check the beeping glassware. LOL

    Di

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  3. The battery in your smoke or carbon minoxide detector is becoming weak.

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  4. Claudia-all furry crittersNovember 28, 2009 9:29 PM

    Funny..
    my X threw a watch that played the electronic version of 'yellow rose of Texas'in his tool box in my Dads garage, and shut the cover. He was mad because he couldn't program it right and it would go off whenever...
    drove my Dad nuts for months, as he didn't know what the "e-e-e.e-e.e-e-e" noise was or where it was coming from! Thought it came through the garage door opener!!!

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  5. Once I looked all over my house for the sound of something like a TV being left on in every room I went in. I finally discovered that my tape recorder had gotten bumped on inside my pocket pants.

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  6. Might it be an old cell phone that you tossed in a drawer telling you that it needs a recharge?

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  7. My "old house" dishwasher drove me nutty at first. If I opened it before it was completely finished (even if you thought it was) it would emit this random beep.

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