Sunday, June 24, 2007

Some Might Call it an Overreaction

Dear Blackberry,

Thank you for beeping louder than a smoke detector at 12:07this morning. H was on a weekend trip with some friends, and I was home alone getting ready for bed. When you beeped freakishly loudly, despite the fact that I have set everything on you to mute, I could not figure out what in the kitchen would make such a noise. None of my kitchen appliances beep like that. So the only logical explanation I could come up with was that there was a killer in the kitchen who made that noise in an attempt to lure me into the kitchen. If I went into the kitchen to see what was beeping, I would be playing into the killer's hands. I weighed my options: running out of the house, calling 911, or running out of the house while calling 911. Then I realized the beep was probably just your low battery warning. But I would feel pretty stupid if I went to plug you in and it turned out there was a killer in my kitchen and I hadn't dialed 911 on my cell phone. So armed with my pre-dialed cell phone (so that if I was attacked I would just have to hit the send button), I went into the kitchen and plugged you in.

So thanks a lot, Blackberry, that was a really enjoyable experience. I'm glad we could share some middle of the night bonding.



sognatrice said...

Do you have a big stick by your bed? I do, for just such a rude beeper. I think you handled The Situation quite well indeed.

claire said...

oooh. Scary.
Good for you for not running out of the house in the middle of the night. This would probably be one of the only reasons why it is good to have a hyperactive dog in the house.

Jeeze.. when's H coming home??

NancyPearlWannabe said...

I'm impressed with your completely logical killer-in-the-kitchen thinking at such a late hour! I probably would've been dead. Good one.

Aimee said...

LOL Poor thing. I hate any noises. Beepy noises that you don't know where they are coming from sound notsomuch fun!

One Smart Cookie said...

Oh, good, so I'm not the only one who has done the 911 pre-dial?

I am a complete wimp and can turn any noise or shadow into cause for panic.

Christine said...

Stupid Blackberry!

Oh, and LOVE the highlights.

L Sass said...

Scary! Your Blackberry is possessed!

Em said...

So glad you're alright! I am also so relieved that I am not the only who suspects very daring and forward killers in my house. My imagination just can't cope with an ordinary, sneaky killer ... nope. Only the most "out of the box" thinking killer will do.

AuntieAnn said...

Hi - I found your blog through Crazy Aunt Purl, and love your humor. But you should call 911 on your land line if possible and not your cell phone, so they can locate the source of the call. But only if you actually want them to locate you.