I like my new telephone, my computer works just fine, my calculator is perfect, but Lord, I miss my mind! ~Author Unknown
Something strange was happening at our dinner table tonight. We kept hearing intermittent beeping noises similar to the warning you might hear when the battery on a smoke detector was running low. We looked around the room, unsure of what could be making the sound. Until we started searching for the offending appliance, we didn’t realize just how many items of technology we had surrounded ourselves with. Was the annoying beeping noise coming from the wireless phone? The TV or remote? Maybe it was the new digital photo frame? Francis’ cell phone on the counter? The clock or the radio? Perhaps a stopwatch or something in the drawers? Could it be the old smoke detector stored in the cupboard? One by one we kept ruling out possible sources of the noise. The odd thing was that the sound seemed to move from place to place in the room… it seemed impossible to pinpoint exactly where it was coming from. Scratching our heads, we decided the strawberry shortcake dished up on the table took precedence over whatever it was that was producing the beep and sat back down to enjoy dessert. There it goes again… beep, beep, beep some more. Finally, Kalie said, “Mom, is there something in your pocket?” I reached into the big front pocket of my hoodie and, guess what? My cell phone was there complaining of a low battery! I’d forgotten I’d stashed it there to free up a hand to carry in groceries from the car earlier. Geez! Now it made sense why the noise kept moving around the room! We had a good laugh and the mystery was solved.