We have a fancy-schmancy coffee maker that comes with all the typical pre-programing bells and whistles. This one also alerts you when the coffee is finished brewing, and one hour after to remind you it will be turning itself off. Originally, it must have been pretty pricy. I bought it for $10, lightly used from a friend.
We are super spoiled nowadays with all the alerts and signals our gadgets, appliances and cars are programed with. Our phones signal us of voice and text message alerts. Mine sounds like the ding-dong of a doorbell, my husband’s whistles.
Even our body comes with basic pre-programed signals that remind us to eat, to sleep, to take better care of ourselves, etc. We even have a pain alert most of us don’t appreciate. I sprained my ankle Memorial Day weekend, and I still get you-over-did-it alerts when I get physically overzealous. Headaches alert us of stress or misalignment or that something else is going on. If we accidently lean up against a very hot surface, we get an immediate pain, signaling us to move quickly or we will get burned. Continue reading