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Mark Atwood
Mark's Stories: Birkenstock and the Pager
About ten years ago, I worked for a small company, that had issued pagers to all their staff. When several people, all wearing pagers, work around each other a lot, what usually would happen is everyone would set their pager to vibrate instead of ring, because otherwise when only one went off, everyone would reach for their own, not knowing who's had rung.

Anyway, one day, I was working from home, with my pager sitting on the desk next to the monitor, and my cat Birkenstock had gone to sleep on the desk, and for whatever reason, had curled up on/around the pager.

Yes, the obvious thing happened, and someone paged me.


After she calmed down, she glared annoyance at me for most of the rest of the day.

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dcseain From: dcseain Date: November 14th, 2007 01:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Heee! My elder cat sometimes sleeps on my phone, and gets annoyed as i dig it out from under him. So he nips me, rolls over and goes back to sleep. :)
amythis From: amythis Date: November 14th, 2007 04:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
They sleep on what you pay attention to--pagers, books, lovers....
intrepid_reason From: intrepid_reason Date: November 14th, 2007 11:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Tinker doesn't go for the electronics, she likes the softest, cleanest things around, yes my clean laundry. She has taken to sleeping in my closet with the dirty clothes monster though. It must be like a warm cozy cave that smells like her person.
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