Monday, February 16, 2009

ADT Sensitivity Training?


So the ADT guy came out on Friday to beef up our security system. You know all those glass breaking sensors I was going to have installed? Well the ADT guy gave me a long list of ways a burglar could break windows without setting off a glass breaking sensor. He thought our best bet was just to install a couple of motion detectors in our house. It's not really realistic for us to turn on the motion detectors while we're sleeping unless we like being woken up by the house alarm every time a kid gets up to go to the bathroom. But it should make the house more secure when we're not home.

When explaining the motion sensor to us, the ADT guy was saying what will and won't trigger the alarm. According to him, our cats shouldn't set off the alarm due to their size and weight. But big dogs and Midgets (yes, he said Midgets) would trigger the alarm. That's one of those moments where your eyes get big as you try to keep yourself from laughing inappropriately. FYI, Mr. ADT Man, I believe the correct term is "Little People". We watch "Little People, Big World", we're all PC and stuff. But here's the thing... the guy wasn't even joking when he said it. He went on to say, "You see they're small, but they're over the weight limit, so they would trigger the alarm."

Why do I need to know this? Was there a situation where ADT didn't inform the customer that Little People would set off the alarm and ADT was sued as a result? Should I be concerned about Little People triggering my motion sensor? Is there a gang of Little People bandits roaming the streets of L.A. breaking into houses that I don't know about?

If so, I hope those Little People bandits aren't reading this blog, because now they'll know at night when we're sleeping is their only chance to break in undetected.

24 comments:

  1. No he didn't! Oh my goodness...that is hilarious :) Hilarious and a bit odd...

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thats really funny!, and he was serious too? I wouldn't be able to hold in my laugh!!^^


    Jamaican Princess

    ReplyDelete
  3. I totally believe it. Poor guy had no idea was being socially insensitive to little people.

    What's even funnier is he needed to provide further rationale.

    ReplyDelete
  4. LOL!! Worse, what if they band of roaming little people robbers have BIG DOGS too? I think that picture on your post is *super* sensitive, btw. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  5. I don't think I could of stopped myself from laughing. We had motion sensors in our last house and we would turn them off at night. Well it would be turned off if we remembered. There were many a night that we would forget and my son would wake up to go potty and we would all end up awake. When we bought this house we decided against the motion detector.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Just leave the shovel next to your bed.

    ReplyDelete
  7. NO WAY! Well, that is just good to know isn' t it. Do you have a lot of little people there in California? I mean maybe there is something in the water? What about gnomes? They could come alive in the garden and decide to rip you off. You NEVER know.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Priceless! How did you not crack up at that? Especially since he was all serious!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. No hobbits stealing your stuff or coming to use your kitchen for 3rd breakfast :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. I heard about the little people bandits... pretty scary stuff! Glad you guys are safe, whew!

    ReplyDelete
  11. little people are raking in the bucks working for George Lucas, they don't need your purple Kitchen Aide.


    you have NO idea what route I had to take to read this....

    ReplyDelete
  12. If that comment sounded abrupt, it was because Miss Ky is helping me :-)

    ReplyDelete
  13. I think maybe he was, in fact, warning you about a roving band of little people who perhaps have nicknamed themselves "The Midgets"...

    at least I hope so.

    ReplyDelete
  14. you crack me up... I don't know how you could keep a straight face. Oh my

    ReplyDelete
  15. Interesting. I wonder if the ADT man knows the difference between dwarfs and midgets? There is a difference.....

    ReplyDelete
  16. Oh sheesh .. one more thing for me to worry about! Little People robbers could feasibly hide under my bed .. poor Kelly's gonna be checking every nook and cranny of this house before I can sleep.. =-)

    ReplyDelete
  17. My sister barely squeaks in at 5 feet tall, NO INCHES. Should I keep her out of your state, just to be safe?

    What about Michael J. Fox? George Stephanopolis? Me in flats?

    I think you're going to need a yard sign: "Must be at least this tall to visit this house."

    ReplyDelete
  18. I can't stop laughing. I'm just picturing the Little People Bandits pushing each other up and into your house and then sneaking around and setting off the alarms. All the while your cats are wandering around unperturbed.

    ReplyDelete
  19. He went on to say, "You see they're small, but they're over the weight limit, so they would trigger the alarm."
    You know...I don't know how he can say that. I happen to know a Little Person weighs around the same as some pets (of course the bigger ones like Dobermans, Rottweilers, mastiffs).

    Yep, ADT needs sensitivity training alright. Seriously!

    (And yes, those of you who may wonder, there are a LOT of little people in LA but none are burglers that I know of..sheesh!)

    ReplyDelete
  20. I would not have been able to stop laughing. That is hysterical! And by the way, I loved Time Bandits!

    ReplyDelete
  21. TIME BANDITS!! RULES!! HAHAHAHA I think those dudes ARE roaming the streets of LA. Probably looking for the map.

    ReplyDelete
  22. we have monitored security too at our house. We never leave the motion detector on because of our dog. Who knows what she does when we're gone. Sorry your having a those problems in your neighborhood. My neighbor had his window broken out of his truck right after yours window thing happened. It's everywhere unfortunately.
    I think we should get Matt Roloff on this adt guy. He'll wise him up.


    Joy

    ReplyDelete
  23. We used to turn on the motion detector everytime we would go out until it turned out that the cats jumping off of the rockers in the living room would set off the alarm!

    And speaking of little people: PvPonline

    Cheers!

    ReplyDelete
  24. "Midgets?" Yikes. Instead of worrying about being politically correct, couldn't he have talked about children instead of little people?

    ReplyDelete