Sunday night (aka the early hours of Monday)
12:35 am – get into bed and turn out the lights
12:36 am – set alarms
12:37 am – close eyes and try to fall asleep
12:42 am – hear a loud beep in the hallway… and another 30 seconds later… and another…
12:43 am – realize it’s the smoke detector
12:44-12:45 am – hope it will stop on its own
12:46 am – go out into hallway to talk to Caitlin about what to do
12:47 am – decide to call the CA (like an RA but for apartment housing)
12:48 am – security picks up the phone and says they will be right over
12:49 am – change into more appropriate clothing in which to greet security
12:52 am – security arrives
security: the battery needs replaced
me: we know that
security: do you have a 9-volt battery?
me: uh, no?
security: well, we can’t do anything for you
me: so we’re just supposed to let this beep all night?
security: well, unless you have a 9-volt battery…
me: well I already said that we don’t
security: well, you could go to wal-mart, they’re still open…
me (kind of pissed): alright bye
12:55 am – security leaves
12:56 am – me and Caitlin stare at each other
1:05 am – me and Caitlin drive to the nearest gas station to buy said battery
1:18 am – we return home
1:28 am – I finally figure out how to replace the stupid battery
1:30 am – I finally go to bed, peacefully and sans beeping noise
This just made me really pissy because that was not the first time that one of our smoke detectors had done that this year, and the other two times we were not required to provide the battery. @DUprobz.
P.S. Yesterday I overslept by 3 hours. Oops. I had class at 9:30, 11:00, and 12:00, and I woke up at 11:09. Shit. I left my apartment at 11:22, with makeup on and decent clothes and looking overall presentable, which I’m pretty proud of.
P.P.S. OF MONSTERS AND MEN!!!