Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Better than an alarm clock

Our windows are always open, and every morning we hear the Dawn Chorus: the conversation of birds at first light, staking their territory at the start of the day. But even more reliable is the 6.30 AM Elderly Japanese Neighbor, who is in the habit of putting his car key in the ignition before he closes the driver's side door, with the result that we could set our watches by the "bong... bong... bong" every morning.


mindy said...

When I was a kid I knew it was time to get up when my neighbors left for early Mass in their diesel Mercedes -- their driveway was right under my side window.

SEB said...

Oo, diesel.... that'll wake you up in a hurry. We had a diesel VW Rabbit back in the day. LOUD.