The apartment I live in is old and full of odd details. For example, in the hallway between the kitchen and bathroom there is a mystery button. It looks like a doorbell but doesn't ring. Or if it does, I'm not sure who hears it. Dogs down the block, maybe? Ghosts, probably. Maybe it rings in the past.
A few years after moving in, I painted the button red and added 'PANIC' above it.
However, the time has come to replace panic with something better. So here is the Doorbell of Mystery's new look.
Thanks to Shaun Tan (and Feliziano Flores) for the inspiration.
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