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Smoke detectors - The Support Monkeys
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thenextberk
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Smoke detectors
I might be the only person on Earth OCD enough to notice this, but I doubt it.  It seems like an awful lot of our callers have low batteries in their smoke detectors, and the shrill beeping every minute is distracting, at best.  Furthermore, I completely fail to understand how people can live with that noise. 

Finally, I decided to bring it up to a customer one day, because she must have had the damn thing right by her head.  It did not go well.

Me:  "Heh, I hear a lot of beeping noises, sounds like you might have a low battery in your smoke detector."
Customer:  "HUH?"
Me:  "Oh, just noticed that I keep hearing a loud beeping over the phone every minute or so."
Customer (to someone else):  "HEY!  WHY THE HELL YOU PUT A SMOKE DETECTOR APPUHCASHUN ON MAH FOAM!"
Me (confused as hell):  "Ummmmm...not on your phone...I mean the smoke detector in your house."
Customer:  "Look heah!  I ain't pootah lituht (computer literate), and I ain't know what the hell you means!"
Me:  "Oh, I wasn't talking about your computer...  Smoke detectors in your house beep to let you know that they have a low battery.  Just noticed the beeping is all.  Sorry to bring it up."
Customer (to someone else again):  "This mufucka keep talkin bout some detectin gots a low battray!  Whatchoo do wif mah foam chargah?!"

Thankfully the call dropped.  It could have taken a while to wrap up that conversation.

Thought I'd share.  :)

Peace, love, and 9-volt batteries,

Berk

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