posted on Jun, 25 2013 @ 05:57 PM
So last night I decided to cook up a steak. I am not exactly Martha Stewart or that butter chugger with racist tendencies currently embroiled in some
nonsense scandal, so I ended up making some silly mistakes and producing a ton of smoke.
"Better disable the smoke alarm!" I thought to myself before battling the contents of my closet to grab a step stool. I popped out the battery, aired
out the place and everything seemed fine.
After finishing up with my meal, I plopped the battery back into the smoke detector. *BLEEP*. Oh good, it works.
Ten minutes later: *BLEEP*! Well crap. Pop out the battery. *BLEEP*. At this point I realize the bastard is also hardwired. Then it began.
The smoke detector, furious for some reason, starts going off like crazy. It was like a militant feminist eating at Hooters, the squawking just
wouldn't quit and was starting to make my eyes bleed. I rip the shrill bastard off the ceiling, unplug it and resume doing the dishes.
Ten minutes later: *BLEEP*! I can't be sure, but I thought I heard it mutter "jackass" under it's breath. I don't know how the insufferable bitch
still had any power, but it was still protesting.
I finally admitted defeat and Googled how to shut it off. Just hold the TEST button for 15 seconds. K. *BLEEEEeeeeeeeeeoooopppp*. It finally
Why in the crap don't we have an actual off switch for these things? Or at least a timer you can wind for a few minutes or something? I'm all for
safety, but I'm not happy about being forced by an unruly terror to drive to the store at 10 at night to go buy it a new battery, and then fiddle with
the $$%##@@ in the dark because you apparently have to have the circuit leading to it turned off to reset while it's plugged in.
Steak wasn't even that great.
edit on 25-6-2013 by Domo1 because: 2nd guessed myself on Martha Stewart.