One of my duties at WeCovet is to select a post each day to actively promote. It’s a simple task, takes less than a minute. The only catch is that I’m supposed to do it by noon and I sometimes get engrossed in something at work and noon flies past without me noticing it. So, yesterday, after this exact thing had happened, I set a recurring alarm on my phone for 12:00 p.m. so I would be sure to tend to that duty. Thinking I wanted a sound that was more pleasant than a regular alarm, I decided to go with a nice, mellow harp sound.
Of course, I forgot about this entirely. Around 12:00 today, I was delivering a book to a professor’s office and had my phone stuffed into my back pocket. As I was closing the professor’s office door, the alarm went off. It took me a second or two to notice the harp sound and I, of course, couldn’t figure out where it was coming from. I looked around, trying to find the source of the pretty harp music that was somewhere behind me. My eyes settled on the door of the office next to the one where I delivering to. The first thought that ran through my head, and I’m being serious here, was, “Oh! Neat! She must have some kind of motion-sensor harp thing on her door or something!” To test this cracker jack theory of mine, I started lunging back and forth. It seemed to work, since the harp kept playing, but I still couldn’t find the motion-sensor device that just HAD to be there.
It’s important to note that there were students milling about and had one of them looked up, they would have seen me staring at a door, lunging back and forth, all while harp music, muffled by my butt, played.
I carried on like this for at least another minute before I finally solved the mystery and shuffled out of there to spread my brilliance elsewhere.