By Anonymous - 12/12/2014 02:04 - United States - Yorktown

Today, I was home alone when I heard the carbon-monoxide detector beeping. Panicking, I grabbed my dog, ran out of my house as fast as I could, and waited outside for 3 hours for my mom to get home. Turned out the detector was just out of batteries. FML
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its best to be safe than sorry

For me, I'm the exact opposite. If my detector starts beeping, I'll replace the batteries first before doing anything else. That might be the death of me one day. I also bought detectors that say "Fire" or "carbon monoxide" instead of just beeping, so I actually know when the detector's actually trying to save my life.

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its best to be safe than sorry

Agreed, carbon monoxide poisoning kills people every year, just last year in my neighborhood a whole family was killed.

Why did i say this in my head when i read it :D

Or you could, you know, not panic, open the windows and then make a logical and effective discision

Dude... You still are breathing the cm in if you open the windows

i would say ydi, but that's definitely something i would do, soo fyl that sucks :(

What.......? Do you even know what you're saying ?

She said she was saying YDI.

I think she means, "you did it to fuck your life"

At least you were being cautious? It's good to be safe, even though you might feel dumb now.

For me, I'm the exact opposite. If my detector starts beeping, I'll replace the batteries first before doing anything else. That might be the death of me one day. I also bought detectors that say "Fire" or "carbon monoxide" instead of just beeping, so I actually know when the detector's actually trying to save my life.

"FIRE! FIRE!" I imagine that's annoying when you're cooking.

Blame it on the dog

That's scary, but at least you reacted quick. Practice makes perfect

You absolutely did the right thing. You had no way of knowing it just needed batteries changed. You don't waste time with that.

Actually you do have a way of knowing. The beeping is the indication the batteries need replacing. When a detector goes off it makes a consistent sound or alarm. This is actually required by law and international code. This is for this exact situation, to know that you have to change batteries or know you have to get out quick. At least OP didn't just ignore or remove the batteries to silence the alarm. They now know what the battery low alarm sounds like and can respond appropriately in the future.

Shouldn't it beep every once in awhile? You think that would've been a clue.

Knock knock. Who's there? Obama. Obama who? I'm sitting here Obama self

At least you're proactive. Also, good thing nothing bad happened.