Friday, November 09, 2007

Sleep Interruptus
Beep, Beep, Beep

Sleeping is no mean art: for its sake one must stay awake all day.
Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), philosopher

Could somebody please tell me why smoke alarms always need to have the batteries replaced during the middle of the night?


Beep, Beep.

Pause.

I try to fall back to sleep.

Beep, Beep.

Let me pull the covers over my ear, so I can’t hear it.

Beep, Beep.

#$%&

I have to get up, drag out the library step ladder and disconnect the $#%@ smoke alarm and then attempt to go back to sleep.

2 comments:

Teresa said...

An all too familiar story, I'm afraid.

The Misanthrope said...

Hi Teresa, But the question remains why is it all too familiar?