The microwave beeping

It has become a trope that a microwave incessantly beeping is a rude and anger-inducing experience.

A memory: Attempting to shush a microwave at 2 am, to not wake up co-habitants. Running towards it to cut off its monotonous plea for attention. And failing at that. More than once.

To this day I experience mild annoyance when that beep goes off.

Today I noticed a magical button on my microwave labelled "Sound". It is now off.

The world has moved on since I formed this response. More possibilities came to be. I just had to stop and notice it happening.