Monday, July 27, 2009

Oral B Quiet!

No doubt you have all heard of The Mouse That Roared. Well, granted, some of you may be too young. But let me just play off the title a bit and tell you about the Toothbrush That Roared. Peter Sellars was in the movie version of The Mouse that Roared back in the 50's. I can actually see him playing this roll as well.

Yesterday my husband heard a drilling noise and wondered what it was. It stopped, but then when I went to bed last night I heard what sounded like a drilling noise also. It seemed to be coming from the ceiling fan in the bathroom. Again, it stopped, so I went to bed. Early this morning the noise resumed. It was 5:00 am when my husband and I both jumped out of bed and ran to the bathroom where that drilling noise had begun again with a vengeance! What on earth is that noise? It sounded like a motor of some sort, as every now and then it made a revving sound. Since we couldn't locate where the noise was coming from, I suggested that my husband go to the fuse box and start flipping switches. From his cell phone he called to see if the noise had abated. It had not! He even flipped the master switch to the whole house in an effort to make it stop, to no avail! Our house was now totally devoid of any electrical power, but the drilling noise continued in the dark.

We were stumped. Where in the heck was that noise coming from? It kind of sounded like a dentist's drill, oddly enough. It was almost like a smoke alarm, but not as shrill. An alarm clock buried in the wall? A non-stop woodpecker? A bunch of riled up bees? Aliens in the attic?

My husband was thinking that it might cause an electrical fire, though with no electricity, that seemed implausible. It seemed that our only recourse was to pull the cabinet off the wall in the bathroom and cut a hole in the wall. We needed to get to the bottom of this, as the noise continued on for 40 minutes now.

I began unloading the cabinet seen above of all the normal bathroom accoutrements; all the bottles and basics found in most bathrooms. In one jar I store extra toothbrushes. As I picked it up it vibrated in my hand! I almost dropped it! What the heck?

Well, here is the guilty party. A battery operated toothbrush that I haven't used for quite a while. Somehow it turned on and was rattling away in that jar! The noise that innocent little thing made was incredible!

I can't help but try and think up slogans for this toothbrush. How about,
"A Real Self-Starter"! Or "Beware of operating while under the influence". "Start without me", is a good one. My favorite however, is "Oral B Quiet"!

Seriously folks, out of the jar this toothbrush purrs like a kitten. You may have one in your home. If you do, let me offer a word of advice. Don't keep it in a jar. Let it roam free!



21 comments:

limpingalong said...

Oh, how funny! I'm glad you finally figured it out!

becky said...

Haha, I'm so glad that you figured it out before you drilled a hole through the wall!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I am, literally, rolling on the floor laughing. Oral B Quiet is the funniest post ever. Sorry, I cannot help myself, this is just hilarious Marcie!

Caryn said...

THat is too funny!!! Thank goodness you found it BEFORE you cut the hole in the wall!

Anne said...

Too funny. Same thing happened at my daughter's house. We heard a beeping that was driving us crazy. Everyone was hearing it coming from a different place. Finally discovered it was the dishwasher. Seems that if you stop it before it's completed the whole cycle, it beeps at you! That mystery only took about 5 hours to solve. LOL

Colleen said...

Lolol... funny :o)

onlymehere said...

I'm laughing myself silly at this!! A few years ago we had a similar dilemma and thought we had mice in our wall as we were hearing a scratching sound above our bed! Finally, days later and nearly to the point of insanity we discovered it was a red devil I had bought Larry for Valentine's day...you know the kind that sing? For some reason it had turned itself on and was vibrating on the book shelf high above and sounded like mice in the wall! The problem with figuring it out is it was an intermittent noise and didn't stay on long enough to find it! Thanks for the laugh and the memory! Cindy

Christine said...

Now that is exactly the kind of thing that would happen to us. Only we would have hired a contractor to cut that hole in the wall...

Angie said...

I am literally howling with laughter over this one, Marcie!! Priceless!

Elaine Adair said...

Funny!!!

Karen said...

That's SO funny! Thanks for the warning!
Karen

Lindah said...

Oral B Quiet! Too funny! Well, funny after the fact, but not during the mystery. We had a mystery noise that had us flipping switches and running upstairs and down. No way to get away from the blamed thing. Turned out to be a seldom noticed smoke alarm with an odd, sort of synchopated beep. But Oral B Quiet is just too funny.

sewprimitive karen said...

Oh, that is so funny, Marcie. Oral B Quiet is so clever, you are certainly good with words and titles, I am envious.

paulette said...

Thanks for the chuckle! Very cute!
Take care!
Paulette

Libby said...

Marcie - you are too funny *s* Guess we should think about this though . . . . better to keep your toothbrush in the jar than your teeth!

Julie-Ann said...

Gosh - I needed a good laugh this morning! Thanks!

Judy H. said...

No jar for my toothbrush. Got it! :) (Thanks for the giggle this morning!)

Karen said...

Oh Boy, Did I have a great chuckle over your story! I am sure it wasn't funny at the time! You must have jumped a mile when you picked up the glass jar! LOL!!!!

Carin said...

Marcie ROFL!!! we had a battery operated toy Barney that when the battery's started to die it would talk on its own, Barney went to the good will

Yvonne said...

You are so funny Marcie!

Linda said...

Thanks for the laugh and the warning. I have the same toothbrush (old one) and it's in a glass jar in my cabinet too. I am going to go home and toss it out before it causes me any trouble. Loved the story, I'm just now picking myself up off the floor to type you back. Hugs, Linda