Happy Tuesday! Here’s a riddle for you. What am I?
I keep watch. I am small and unobtrusive, ever-vigilant in my duty.
I know everything that goes on, hear your conversations.
I see your soaring heights and your deepest sorrows.
I know your darkest secrets, the things you don’t want anyone ever to know.
Because you forget about me, I don’t register for you.
Until you need me.
During the day, I am quiet and still.
I become part of the background.
At night, though, oh, that’s my time.
In the darkest hour, when you are at your most vulnerable, I attack.
That’s when you notice me, pay attention to me.
You coddle me, talk to me, beg for my passivity.
For a few minutes I have your undivided attention.
Then I go back to my sacred vigil.
What am I?
Answer: A bedroom smoke detector.