Yesterday I received in the mail two standard issue Annoy-A-Trons. Small, inconspicuous, magnetized. I came back to work after hours to place them.
Then I realized that the key format had changed YET AGAIN and nobody told me until I showed up to do some evening work.
So, I improvised. In order to get into WahWah's office, I ended up having to go grab the janitor's keys from his super-secret-stealth hiding location, known otherwise as his upper left desk drawer. Upon gaining access, the placement session began.
I started with one hidden in the base of WahWah's signed football, and one under the desk. Then I closed my eyes and sat there waiting. I could hear, immediately, right where they were. I moved the one in the football display above the cabinets. Again, I could hear where it was immediately. Getting ambitious, I pulled two ceiling tiles and placed one on the top surface of each of the fluorescent light fixtures. Replacing the tiles and taking the chair again, I sat, eyes closed, and waited.
When the beeps came, they were loud, and completely non-directional. When the second beeper went off, it sounded like it came from beneath the desk. Perfect misdirection.
This morning there has been little acknowledgment of the beeps from WahWah. A brief mention to one of the coconspirators who did a good job of pretending to hear nothing when asked to sit and listen. And not much else. But, he's heard it, now it's just a matter of waiting for it to fester.
Gotta say, I dig these little devices. They have a three-way tone switch on them. One tone is your standard issue computer beep sound. One quick chirp. One is a middle-tone, somewhat higher and more annoying. And one is a crickets in a blender type sound, right at the top of the ability of the human ear to perceive. Long and loud. WahWah's are set to standard issue beep. For now. Much easier to redirect his attention to the probably failing battery backup under his desk, or his phone with a low charge, or his desktop with who knows what going wrong with it.
More to come on this one, I'm sure.
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