Why is it that smoke detector’s batteries only seem to go dead at 2:00am? It always seems that you are sound asleep, having a dream about something or other, but for some reason there is some annoying chirp that keeps going off. No matter what you or anyone in your dream does, it doesn’t stop! That incessant chirp happens about every 30 seconds! Seriously, for the love of all that is holy, would someone stop the stupid chirping!!
Then you finally wake up to realize that the chirping is happening in real life and Hubby is up and trying to find which blasted smoke detector it is coming from. (because no one has thought to put an indicator light of some kind that lights up when the battery is low, so you don’t have to wait for it to chirp yet again and run to where you think the chirping is coming from (heaven forbid you have two that are close to each other))
Maybe that is why they tell you to change your smoke detector batteries when you change the clocks at Daylight Savings. But what if the battery has another six months of juice left? Then you’ve just thrown away a perfectly good battery. I guess for those, like me, that are cheap and don’t want to throw away batteries that still have life left in them, we’ll just deal with dreams that chirp at us every so often.