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.


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.


Anonymous said...

An all too familiar story, I'm afraid.

The Misanthrope said...

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