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So, it turns out that there was no music coming from within the fridge, as my Nanna thought. Not that I thought this, mind you, but in good news, there was actual music. It was coming from the fridge door, piped out from a small magnet that had been given to my grandparents a year earlier by a vet. The magnet was an alarm, the vet had explained, that would tell them when they needed to have their dog, Zoe, heart wormed or killed or some such thing that vets do. They are old, he did not say, and thus forget these things. The magnet will help. Uh huh. My grandparents had assumed, strangely enough, that the magnet would beep or flash or do one of those things alarms do, which to them means no unintrusive music played every hour for three days until my grandparents realised what it was.

"I'm still sane," my Nanna says.

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lamentables
Oct. 26th, 2005 12:37 pm (UTC)
I thought I wanted to know the explanation, but I find I rather preferred the mystery.
benpeek
Oct. 26th, 2005 12:42 pm (UTC)
told you so :)
joey_j0jo
Oct. 26th, 2005 12:57 pm (UTC)
Wow. Just, wow.
benpeek
Oct. 26th, 2005 01:07 pm (UTC)

it's a bit on the anti-climatic side, isn't it?
ashamel
Oct. 26th, 2005 02:27 pm (UTC)
I don't know. The thought process behind the gadget seems pretty freaky to me.
benpeek
Oct. 26th, 2005 02:36 pm (UTC)
the reminder part or the old and need to kill their dog part? cause i made up that last bit.
ashamel
Oct. 26th, 2005 09:54 pm (UTC)
No, just that the whole plan seems more likely to cause confusion (as it did here) than anything useful.
altitudeandwine
Oct. 26th, 2005 04:06 pm (UTC)
*grins*
Thanks for sharing.
benpeek
Oct. 27th, 2005 12:56 am (UTC)
your welcome.
bodhichitta0
Oct. 26th, 2005 04:12 pm (UTC)
I would never have guessed a wired magnet alarm for pet care. Not if you paid me.
benpeek
Oct. 27th, 2005 12:57 am (UTC)
that's why they pay me the big money ;)

(though i would never have guessed, either.)
girliejones
Oct. 27th, 2005 02:14 am (UTC)
*Claps hands in glee*

This is still hilarious! I love it!
benpeek
Oct. 27th, 2005 04:20 am (UTC)
you're amused much to easily by this. my nanna could've been going insane, y'know. i mean. insane.
girliejones
Oct. 27th, 2005 04:24 am (UTC)
but she was so convinced she wasn't and her husband also heard the music. It seemed unlikely that they went insane in the same week.
benpeek
Oct. 27th, 2005 04:34 am (UTC)
unlikely, yes, but my life is of the kind where if it goes wrong, it goes wrong in huge, HUGE ways.

actually, i wasn't much worried.
girliejones
Oct. 27th, 2005 04:37 am (UTC)
i'm dining out on this story - just so you know.
benpeek
Oct. 27th, 2005 04:43 am (UTC)
*sigh*

my poor nanna.
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