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A Close Call: A Hockey Tale
by Steve Mott
when you think your children are old enough (ages
16 and 14) to stay home alone, BAM, you get a call
from the central station.
Before the central station operator
tells you what the problem is, thoughts run through
your head like the usual the boys forgot to
disarm the security system when they let the dog out.
Before you spout out your secret password, the operator
says it was an alarm from the smoke detector!
My wife was the unfortunate one
to receive this phone call from Kelly at Electronix
Systems, our security company, and within seconds
my wife lost ten years off her life.
Since my kids love playing hockey,
on occasion we find the need to bend the hockey blade
to give it a wicked curve for a better shot. To achieve
this, we turn on the electric stove and hover the
blade over the hot burner until its soft enough
to shape the curve
Well, it just so happens that this
is exactly what my kids were doing for the first time
(and last, mind you) without either my wife or me
being home. Because the process of heating the blade
takes awhile, my boys were impatient and they carelessly
walked away resting the blade on the stovetop.
While watching TV, they were quickly
alerted by the alarm and my son ran into the kitchen
and smothered the fire with a wet dish towel. Phew,
that was a close call! Little did they know that they
couldve burned the house down if it wasnt
for the smoke detector.
After all was said and done, another
concerned central station operator, Daria, called
my wife back to make sure everything was okay. My
wife was touched by that phone call and is grateful
for the eyes and ears of our Honeywell system.
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