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When all else fails ... read the directions?

When all else fails ... read the directions?


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Last Sunday I was sitting in my easy chair, enjoying the new season of Top Gear on the History Channel.  I started hearing a "chirp" in the background behind me.  Aggravating since I was trying to watch my favorite show! Finally, I figured out the noise was coming from the smoke detector.  Dead battery. So I did what every guy would do, I removed the battery and hoped there was no fire that night. (There wasn't- so no worries there).  The next day I replaced the battery.  

Here is where the directions come in, but it's just a smoke detector, who needs directions?  I installed the battery, hit the "test" button which ignited something that might pierce an eardrum, and promptly hit the "hush" button.  For the next 45 seconds I presumed it was working as it should be and then .... "chirp".  What?  The dang smoke detector must be broken.  Time to replace it.  A few more days passed without the house burning down and I was ready to replace it.  Then I had this thought, an unusual one, read the directions.  I don't know what came over me.

I won't copy and paste the directions here but the essence of it was press the "test" button and that's it.  If you press the "hush" button it puts the detector in a standby mode and gives a warning chirp every 45 seconds to let you know that if your house catches fire it's not going to tell you.  It does that for 7 minutes but I never waited 7 minutes to find that out....


I know it's so unmanly.  If we read the directions somebody might take away our man card! It's OK .... really.  Read the directions :-)
 

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Comment balloon 8 commentsBob Southard • July 29 2011 10:18AM
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