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FML - The follow-up
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Aaaah! I finally got an FML published :D Awesome. Now to clear a few things up: I have had an irrational fear of sudden loud noises my whole life. Not necessarily the noise itself - (although there are exceptions if it's particularly loud, like the smoke alarm), but the anticipation of the noise - one of the reasons I hated school was because I would sit in class and worry about whether or not we'd be having a fire drill that day. And I don't keep an alarm clock. I have tried to keep one in the past, only to realize that if I'm expecting an alarm to wake me up in the morning, I don't sleep. I don't have a cell phone either, and I live alone, so to the smartass who suggested someone mess with my phone to set an alarm ring-tone, sorry to burst your bubble :P And no, I don't actually WANT to die - I was just thinking about this the other day and saying to myself, would I actually rather die in my sleep than wake up in the middle of the night to a terrible noise and have to maybe evacuate my house and call 911 and probably dissolve into a sobbing wreck due to all the anxiety? No, death is not the better solution, obviously, but irrational feelings tend to disregard logic.
By TheLadyOpal - / Friday 13 December 2013 07:55 / United States
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By  underthesea12  |  24

Its probably a good choice!

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  TwistedCherub1  |  15

If it's a law in my state, I'm in trouble. We have a dog who barks if the neighbors burn weeds. I'm sure he'll inform us if our house sparks up. I find the smoke detector annoying, especially since it goes off every time I turn on the oven, even from across the house.

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  TahoeFMler  |  22

Smoke detectors malfunction more often than they actually detect fires. Mine is disconnected, in a plastic baggie, in a tupperware, in a cupboard in the laundry room... Goes off every time I open the oven!

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  MrsDruidess  |  23

people, clean your ovens! Plug in your smoke detectors and suck it up! Your weed sniffing dog is not that reliable in the dead of night! Its called being responsible, not only for you but for your pets, house and neighbors. I hate mine too but I am not going to risk my life and that of my loved ones to avoid an annoying sound from time to time. Mine goes off anytime someone take a hot shower in the guest bathroom, so I fully understand but really grow up! Also OP, most likely your smoke detector does not detect carbon monoxide, if its a standard smoke detector, you might want to check into that. . .

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  RedPillSucks  |  30

Sounds like a marketing opportunity. Expect to see your idea on some late night commercial (right after ShamWow!). Operators are standing by. Call today. Don't delay! Don't expect to see any proceeds or profits. I'll deny everything if you try to sue for money. The patent has already been applied for.

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  ninjuh_wingman  |  29

What type of smoke detectors do you own that vibrate?

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  Zebediabolical  |  36

They have alarm clocks that vibrate underneath your mattress for deaf people. It's likely you can get a wireless or bluetooth enabled smoke detector that hooks into that.

By  BluKatz  |  11

You can probably find specialty ones that make a different sound. Or you could try counseling to help you get over it. Irrational fears aren't uncommon OP, don't worry too much about it, if that's stopping you.

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  TheLadyOpal  |  30

I'm already seeing a therapist, but I can look into other places. I was considering trying hypnotherapy to get over this, since I think me overcoming the fear would be more of a possibility than changing how the smoke detectors operate (I live in an apartment, so they're not even technically mine).

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