One time, I was teaching a 7:30 a.m class in a portable trailer classroom. Typically, Security would turn off the alarm system on their early morning rounds. But on that day, when I arrived at 7:00 a.m. and opened the door with my key, the alarm began to shriek. BLAP! BLAP! BLAP! BLAP! BLAP!
No worries. I picked up the phone and called Security.
“Hey. This is Ashley. I’m down here in the trailer and the alarm is going off. Can you tell me the code to disable it?”
The security officer said, “OK, ma’am. What’s the alarm saying?”
I paused for a second. What a dumb question, right?
I said, “It’s saying BLAP! BLAP! BLAP! BLAP! BLAP! Can’t you hear it?”
The officer chuckled and said, “I mean, what’s the error code on the alarm?”