The Bug Zapper
Could use another one.
As the bug zapper eliminated pesky mosquitoes, flies, and other undesirables, Noah couldn’t decide if he liked silence or the constant bzzt sound as he watched the basketball game on TV. The zaps weren’t loud because they were outside but they were constant. At first, the sound put a smile on his face. Now, though, two hours and thousands of zaps later, it was wearing on his nerves.
When he bought the machine a month ago, it seemed like a good idea. With the machine on and him being outside, he could grill in peace, sit and enjoy the weather and read without applying oily bug repellent.
Presently, he went out and unplugged the machine and hurried back inside. The machine didn’t need to be on while he wasn’t out there, so he saved the aggravation for those days when he was outside, though it was a blessing when it was on.
Noah looked at the clock and couldn’t believe it was already time for him to hit the sack. After going through his bedtime routine, he turned out the lights and enjoyed the relaxing whirr of the ceiling fan while he laid under the sheet and light top cover.
“Finally, sleep,” Noah said out loud.
Just as he was about to fall asleep, he heard it.
One pesky fly had followed him inside the house. Rather than leave the bug machine alone earlier, he just had to go out to turn it off.
In theory, he could bring the zapper inside and take care of the problem while he slept but that was too much hassle.
“Eh,” he said out loud. “Flies only have a life of three days. Lucky me.”