I was sound asleep on the couch with a blanket over my head and a dog passed out on my lap. The pager app on my iPhone toned out, “Alarm check, 700 Old Las Vegas Highway.”
This was a “frequent flyer” restaurant. Always with the alarm checks.
I reached out from under the blanket, got the phone, brought it under my blanket and…
dialed the number of the restaurant. The owner answered and he apologized (again), saying someone left a door open to the kitchen and grill smoke had set off the alarm.
I said, “got it.”
I hung up, called fire dispatch, explained all of the above in fire department detail and lingo and said we could cancel the call.
I put the phone back on the table, readjusted the blanket and went back to sleep. Nellie, our Alpha dog, never woke up.
Total time: 2 minutes.
My kind of call.