Imagine my panic then when i returned home tonight to find it flashing and screaming like an air raid siren warning of a bombing raid to everyone down the street.
It hadn't been set off by burglars, there had been a power cut. But....How the fuck do i turn it off ???.
Whats the code ?. Where are the buttons ?. Who do i ring for help ?.
I tried every combination of numbers from 1234 to 09876. I didn't even know how many numbers i was supposed to press. Maybe there should have been three numbers not 4.
All the time this was happening i was getting a piercing screeching in my ears from the main control panel that was so loud and hurting so much that i even tried sticking a dish cloth in one lughole and a teatowel in the other to dampen the sound down enough for me to get close to it.
God i need a drink. get me out of here.