Sunday, May 08, 2005

There are idiots, and there is..

alarm

The guy today who broke the glass on the fire alarm in our house thinking it's a doorbell. "Sorry," he said "I am think it is bell." Sadly my hindi is not that fluent to tell him "do you think we put a fresh piece of glass in this red box every day for our guests?"

Actually, there are two idiots in this story. One's today's guy. The first was the guy who designed the fire alarm close to 20 years ago who decided to put an alarm right next to the doorbell outside the house. Amazing that it took 16 years till the right idiot came along, eh?

8 comments:

Blue Chi said...

Isn't it a little bit funny to put the fire alarm outside the house? I mean, are you supposed to go all the way out and THEN break the glass? Or was it supposed to be for the people outside that see the house on fire to come and break the glass to tell you that you're house is on fire? lol. But the guy must've been so stupid, since when do people break glass to rign someone's bell? That must've been really annoying!

Kazablanka said...

That indian guy is a major fob!

Wardat_il'7leej said...

one seems to be born evey sec. lol

A. Woman in black said...

That is just too funny ! I laughed out loud, and kinda snorted when I read that ! The office boy looked at me like I was crazy......come to think of it, the office boy is probably related to this guy ;-).

Blue Chi brought up a good point. By the time you got outside to ring the bell, your house would burn down...

OceanDream said...

Wallah the guy is a dodohead! The alarm just went on and on and on until I thought my head was going to explode!

@blue chi: SO true! Hehe

muscati said...

Like I said, the first idiot in this story is the guy who designed the alarm system for this house close to twenty years ago. I don't understand why he felt we need an alarm outside the house, let alone why he put it right next to the door. There are other ones inside the house as well as smoke and fire detectors. But this particular one outside?

Chanad said...

amazing! i think i'll cover my doorbell with a glass case and see if anyone breaks it.

Desert Island Boy said...

That is SO going into the Hall of Fame, right next to the Great Sheep Escape of 2004. (Refer to Scarlett Cyn's blog. I'll have to do a tad more research).

I'm glad that the worst thing I can say about my house here in the US is that they didn't put in a doorbell at all. So we decided to pick one up from the hardware store. It's an electric bell that works on a certain frequency transmitted by the unit on the outside. Except it would also go off when other random events happened. We got so tired of opening our door to 'ghosts' that we finally yanked it and told everyone to just knock or call the house when they pull into the neighborhood.

It is priceless that you have a fire alarm on the outside and it is next to your front door. I do have to ask, how after all those years, it never occured to you that some moron might take a stab at it?