Disclaimer: If you are my landlord or insurance agent and are reading this I will deny all claims and say that it is a work of fiction.
But the truth is I have a problem. Over the last few months I have developed the habit of setting off our fire alarm far too frequently.
Sure I refuse to use the fans above our stove when I cook, and perhaps I’ve been known to leave the teapot brewing then leave the room and take a nap, and maybe I light candles then go for a run without remembering to blow them out, but I’m a responsible adult – I promise.
Alyssa tends to find this habit more humorous than dangerous, but as someone who rarely forgets things I think I have developed a serious problem. I now find myself hanging out with friends and thinking ‘Uh oh – I think I left the stove on’. I’m completely paranoid.
The upside, of course, is that as someone who travels a lot I do feel safe knowing that after repeated testing our smoke detector has proved to be completely flawless.