Beep! Wait Ten Minutes! Beep! A Funny Smoke Alarm Tale

Beep! Wait Ten Minutes! Beep! A Funny Smoke Alarm Tale

wait ten minutes…beep!
This is how the torture began…

The upstairs landing smoke alarm, outside our bedroom has a depleted battery!  well not completely dead as the blooming thing beeps like a budgie on crack!

Beep! Wait Five Minutes! Beep!…At first we ignored it and then the ’emergency chair’ was brought forth and we sprang into action, I held her legs as I can’t climb! she couldn’t twist the cover off said alarm!  Then a kitchen knife was summoned and placed into the side of the alarm!  Now we have a cracked alarm case and still the cover won’t move!

Emergency spatula was now summoned and inserted in between ceiling and alarm resulting in the whole alarm now off! and hanging by a wire! with artex everywhere! Problem sorted!…Slowly creep back to bed!

Lie down…drifting off!…


Then ‘BEEP’!


Get up…


Dog barks at beep, dog kicked up the arse! [Jokes no dogs were harmed in the making of this blog post!] still ‘beep’ goes alarm…

Blood pressure now rising, wine needed! can’t get wine as chair is blocking landing! Take alarm in hand and hit with heel of stiletto shoe!, heel falls off shoe and alarm beeps! Grrrrr! Manage to wedge side open to see battery, smash on wall to free battery!  feeling smug as battery is now removed! Phew!

All back to bed.

3am alarm beeps

Dog barks from bathroom and flings himself at door to protect us,

I pull alarm completely away from ceiling and throw into garden from first floor window,

will call electrician later today, need sleep!

‘Beep! Wait 10 Minutes! Beep! A Funny Smoke Alarm Tale’

Was Written by Freddy Harris 2011


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  1. Sharon -Larkin
    5th November 2013 / 5:29 pm

    I feel your pain LOLSome years ago, I woke up to the sound of the smoke alarm on our landing quietly beeping away to itself, so replaced the battery. When hubby came home from work, I told him about my exciting day including said battery replacement. He turned to me and said that he had heard it beeping but couldn't make out where the noise was coming from, so decided not to say anything as he thought he must be hearing things!

  2. Nancy
    4th November 2013 / 5:07 pm

    Very cute Happy..Tell Freddy thanks for the laughs!!

  3. Patty Radish
    4th November 2013 / 12:47 am

    It's always lovely when dog barking accompanies smoke alarm! And do they ever warn us at a decent hour of the day!? Not in my world!

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