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Posted on Saturday, January 14th, 2006

Dave!Despite the fact that I live in an apartment complex filled with mostly elderly deaf people, there is one thing that will still get their attention.

Car alarms.

Nothing pisses off old people quite like a car alarm going off. It's only happened to me once here, but that one time was enough to have the neighbors talking for weeks after. "WAS THAT YOUR CAR ALARM I HEARD GOING OFF YESTERDAY?" they scream as I walk by. "IS YOUR ALARM BROKEN? HA HA HA!" they yell. It's as if their lack of hearing completely dissipates while the alarm is sounding, then they go back to being deaf the instant it stops. So when I heard a car alarm going off this morning, I was understandably in a panic.

I went tearing down the stairs with my key-fob in hand, madly pressing the alarm shut-off as I went.

Only to find out that it wasn't my car, and all I did was manage to turn on my alarm as well.

And just as I turned my alarm off, I realize that I am wearing nothing more than a pair of boxer shorts, a T-shirt, and slippers.

The good news is that the coalition of decrepit neighbors who showed up completely forgot about the car alarm fiasco... "GOT CAUGHT WITH YOUR PANTS DOWN DID YA? HA HA HA!

Yeah, this is going to be an interesting week.

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  1. Rob says:

    Notice how you have no problem going into public in your boxers. Sure it’s not something you would wear to the market. Although it would be fun. But just think if you were wearing tighty whities.

    You could have given some of them old women a show.

  2. Annette says:

    My granddaughter and I were visiting an elderly aunt at the assisted living place. My aunt asked me to bring her car around to the front entrance. Just as I got out of the car, the car alarm began going off and it took a few tries to get the thing shut off. Meanwhile, elderly residents, all with walkers, swarmed to the front entrance like bees to honey. My granddaughter and I have laughed about this for years since.

  3. rach says:

    it was tony danza. he tricked you into thinking your alarm was going off to piss off your neighbors, who are probably fans of his.

  4. Naomi says:

    What!? No picture goodness!?

  5. Missy says:

    Question. Is drunk commenting as bad as drunk dialing? It took me much too long to write that. But I am wearing my Blogography Tshirt while doing so, so I should get points for that, right? 🙂 I love you! 🙂

  6. Chaz says:

    You think being talked about is bad. In High School my dad’s car alarm went off a few times during the night, and one of our neighbors (an elderly lady) threatened to call the cops if it ever happened again. I found it humorous that none of the other neighbors complained except for the really old one. Go figure. It must be something with elderly folks and car alarms!

  7. Neil T. says:

    Completely unrelated, but here’s a Liz Hurley interview in today’s Observer that may interest you, Dave:,16929,1683915,00.html

  8. Harold says:

    On the subject of “old people and car alarms” , I must set the record straight….I’m old and I love my car alarm, I use it every time I come out of a store because I can’t remember where I parked!

  9. Alessandra says:

    Oh Harold, that’s so funny!!

    Well, I’m partially deaf so I understand them: see, we live in a silent shell and then, all the sudden, the end of the world comes screaming out of nowhere!! It scares the $#!+ out of us!!

    No…. I don’t do sign language (yet). Most of the time I’m deaf only when my husband complains about the over-a-month-old-dirty clothes. 🙂 Oh, and when the oven’s timer beeps!! I just CAN’T hear that thing!!

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