wait ten minutes…beep!
wait five minutes….beep!
wait two minutes ….beep!
wait one minute….beep!
This is how the torture began….
The upstairs landing smoke alarm, outside our bedroom has a depleted battery!
At first we ignored it and then ’emergency chair’ was brought forth and we sprang into action,
I held her legs as I can’t climb!
she couldn’t twist cover off alarm!
….emergency kitchen knife was summoned!
placed into side of alarm,
emergency spatula was now summoned and inserted in between ceiling and alarm,
whole alarm now off, hanging by wire!
Slowly creep back to bed!
Lie down…drifting off!…..
Dog barks at beep, dog kicked up the arse!
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!
Manage too 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!
Written by Freddy Harris 2011
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