Saturday, October 27, 2007

How to simulate airport life in your very own home

One thing I have found completely overwhelming about setting up a new house is keeping track of all the little necessities that you would never have to think about when you buy a house that is already finished. For example, we were on top of all our indoor lighting needs but hadn’t really thought about outside lighting, which is quite important when you are trying to put the key in the lock after dark. Luckily my brother-in-law, who moved into his house next door about a month before we did, has been on top of all of these things and has been making arrangements for us as well, including outdoor lights, heating petrol, and the doorbell.

What I didn’t know was that my Microsoft Flight Simulator playing husband had given his brother specific instructions for the type of doorbell we wanted (and by we I mean my husband, because I hadn’t even given it a thought). So now every time someone rings the doorbell, it sounds like we are in the airport listening to the chimes preceding a flight departure announcement. At some point maybe I should put a stop to the real-life consequences of his geeky behavior, but it is hard to when it is so damn amusing. I tell you one thing, if he ever asks me to wear a flight attendant’s uniform I’m drawing the line right then and there.

5 comments:

EllasDevil said...

Bing bong!

Your attention please, we kindly inform you that dinner is now ready.

CaliforniaKat said...

LOL! You kill me. So are you saying there will be no partaking in the cliche of "coffee, tea or me?"

I had a boyfriend once who bought a doorbell that glowed blue at night and pressing it made some sort of space age sound. Harmless, but what a dork.

Laurie Constantino said...

If you change your mind about dressing as a flight attendant, here's where you can buy your husband's christmas present:
http://www.costumzee.com/tag/flight+attendant/

melusina said...

LOL, EllasDevil.

Kat - No cliches here! And exactly. What a dork my husband is.

Laurie - Haha! Well, it is nice to know one is available if I need it.

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