There’s this bell in my neighborhood, which I hear several times a day. I tried not being annoyed, but it sounded like some jerk who left their keys in the car, with the door open, while they ran into the house to get something they forgot.
Mind you, I forget things all the time. But I don’t leave my keys in the car with the door open. And I wouldn’t do it several times a day!
Mystery solved. I was driving back to my house, just passing the elementary school down the hill from my house, and I heard the bell. I suddenly dawned on me – the bell I’d been hearing for the last month is a new school bell!
Now, even though I hear that bell, same as always, I forgive it. I can think of my high school counselor days, or think of my oldest daughter teaching right at that moment, with all the little kids getting in line for lunch.