It's a sign of the times. It intrudes into our life and I hate it. The constant beeping at me of every gadget around.
This morning (as with a lot of mornings) I awoke to a shrill and insistent beep...beep....beep....pause....beep....beep....beep. My husband's computer at the other end of the house has a program that alert's you when it overheats. It does it quite frequently at night when his anti virus programs are doing their scans. Of course it doesn't wake him up.....just me. Then I hear another beep....not as insistent and not as shrill and with longer pauses. Where is it coming from and what is it. Ahhhh! Hubby's cell phone....letting us know that his battery is low!
Appliances beep to let us know they are finished with their cycles (the washer, the dryer, the micro-wave and that cute little Spotbot that cleans all the piddle spots the dogs make) The oven beeps at me if I haven't hit start and it beeps when it gets up to temperature and it beeps when the cooking time is over. The answering machine beeps that we have a message and beeps if the power has gone off. Husband's computer beeps if it is time to change the password. The car beeps if the keys are left in or the lights on when you get out or your seatbelt isn't fastened (the van goes ding-ding....how did it get a ding-ding instead of a beep?) Our registers at work beep if you hit the right keys and beep if you hit the wrong ones! The scanners beep to tell you that it didn't scan and beeps if it did!
The power sources on the model railroad layout beep when it starts and has a variety of different beeps that are suppose to tell us different things are wrong.
Whatever happened to waking up to the sound of birds singing? .....and the only beep beep was a car horn?