by admin on January 31, 2012

trying to unplug

mr. noir was due to start a class in digital photography at our local j.c. today.  he needed to be there at the ungodly hour of 9 a.m., so decided to set the alarm (not being content to rely on our dog-alarm).  because we are both retired, neither of us has had to awaken to a non-canine alarm in some years.  it took mr. noir awhile to figure out his radio alarm.  esme offered her iphone alarm, but he demurred, being opposed to i-stuff in principle.

esme has been much in favor of mr. noir taking this class.  she is hoping to prevail upon him to help her with her blog-photos.  and she likes to arise early in any case.  so dawn broke and beep-beep-beep-beep went the alarm.  esme thought she might sleep for a bit more.  however, the alarm just kept beeping.   it soon became evident that mr. noir was having trouble figuring out how to turn the alarm OFF!  this is quite unlike mr. noir, a person who is usually rather competent in general, and particularly with things like radios.  so esme leaped up to try her hand.  repeated pushing of the off button produced no results.  a trial of every other button available—nil.  beepbeepbeepbeepbeepbeepbeepetc.  esme began to be concerned that they’d wake the neighbors.

finally it became clear that the only solution was to unplug the darn thing.  but this was easier said than done:  the radio, via an extension cord, was plugged into an outlet well-hidden behind a heavy bureau. soon both esme and mr. noir could be found flailing around in their p.j.’s on their stomachs trying to grasp the extension cord.  probably would have made a funny utube video!

of course we finally managed to unplug the radio, thus disabling the alarm.  by this time, we were certainly awake….and the dog was hungry.  fortunately, esme was wearing her favorite nightgown and allowed mr. noir to practice his photography by documenting the occasion.

sometimes ya just gotta laugh,



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