Beep....beep.....beep

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?

13 comments:

LazyTcrochet said...

Oh that beep beep song was on Barney when my kids were little! My cell phone was beeping this morning too. Plus, one of my kids has an old watch that goes off at 7:34 am and we can't figure out how to turn it off. I think we'll pitch it!

Beth said...

I love this....how true and annoying those beeps are......I guess all these new fangle appliances and hand held items are made thinking we are all forgetful, which I am.

Shell Mitchell said...

So true... I hate the beeps!

A Keeper's Jackpot said...

My friend's fridge beeps if you leave the door open!

I work in a lab and the analyzers have good beeps and bad beeps too. And then sometimes you don't even hear it because there are beeps all day so when there's a problem you tune out the beep. And then sometimes someone will have something that has a new beep we've never heard before and we all run around trying to figure out whats beepeing, LOL.

Chauncey said...

How true Dayna! Can I add one more terribly annoying sound that we city folk deal with? Car Alarms.

Great post!

roseworksjewelry said...

I hate all the beeps too! I can't STAND waking up to an alarm beeping. We have a dual alarm clock and my side uses the radio and my husbands has a beep. On those rare occasions when his goes off when I'm asleep I wake up totally freaked out and disorientated! My husband always looks at me sleepily and says, "stop freaking out baby!"

Mama Z said...

I've never thought about all the beep beeps in the world today, but you are absolutely right! I live in a new development and they are doing construction so everyday I'm awaken to beep beep beep which is a truck backing up! Aggg frustrating!

TNT2008 said...

My daughter's new thing is to say, 'Beep Beep' while on her little car, while walking through the doorway, passing her brother, going to the room for diaper change....I am waiting for another sound:)

agoodwitchtoo said...

I had to take my alarm clock off of the beeping option... I kept dreaming that a garbage truck was backing over me :)

storybeader said...

Unbelievable! You're so right!
I hate my DH's (kiss) phone, when he has a call waiting, or has missed a call. He sleeps on, and doesn't care.... I have to listen to it! I usually bury his phone in his chair - it helps a little. Would be hard to bury a stove somewhere...

Judy Nolan said...

Amusing post, Dayna, but you're right...there's no peace from all the bleeping beeps! LOL!

Lily - Tulip's Talking from the said...

Who would have thought that "beep" would get such a response! But you are so right, I had not thought of it and now I will not be able to forget for every beep I hear now!

Dinner is in the oven and I know I am going to think of you, this blog, and that video!

Thanks Dayna...

x0,

~Lily

SpiritMama said...

Ha, funny! I finally found a gadget in my daughter's room that beeped ever morning at 7:05. I got it to quit going off at 7:05 but now it beeps randomly throughout the day...what to do?