Monday, September 22, 2008

Rustication

At a certain point, the cricket chirping merrily outside one's bedroom window becomes indistinguishable from a car alarm.

6 Comments:

Blogger Cindy Hunter Morgan said...

Maybe it is the car alarm. Maybe the panic button on your remote delivers a small shock to a cricket tethered in your glove compartment, and the cricket's reaction is to chirp. And the chirp is broadcast through small, powerful speakers designed to mimic the surround-sound effect of what is generally thought to be our natural environment.

10:25 AM  
Blogger Nin Andrews said...

I have spent many nights in search of crickets in the bedroom. Worse are the tree frogs that cling to the window on summer nights to sing their desperate love songs . . .

11:24 AM  
Blogger Andrew Shields said...

When we moved to our current residence two years ago, it took me a while to figure out that the squeaking I would sometimes here after 11 p.m. was the brakes of the bus stopping at the nearby bus stop.

12:21 PM  
Blogger maeve63 said...

I set a cricket free the other day. I found it in the middle of our bedroom floor. I was surprised the kitties hadn't gotten to it first. I picked it up and turned it loose in the back yard. Of course, it has now become bird bait, but...at least that's a more natural death I guess. *shrug*

12:40 PM  
Blogger Leslie said...

Well, the car alarm is, at least, easier to find and silence (I recommend baseball bats and angry calls to owner) than a cricket is.

1:07 PM  
Blogger Collin said...

Certain birds can cause that distraction as well.

3:42 PM  

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