About a month ago, my mother apparently put some food in the stove and decided to take a nap. My stepfather, who was going out, suggested she not go to sleep while cooking, but my mother said, "Oh, I never actually fall asleep."
But she did fall asleep. My stepfather couldn't reach her and ended up having to call the doorman to enter the apartment to wake her up so the apartment didn't burn down.
When she was telling me about this, I said, "Why didn't the fire alarm go off?"
She said, "I don't have a fire alarm."
Yeah, why have a fire alarm?
My mother is very sensitive to noise, and apparently, the alarm was going off all the time, so she dismantled it. Now she refuses to get a new one, because she claims the noise will give her a heart attack before she burns down. It's driving me crazy that she won't get a fire alarm! And moreover, when I try to convince her, she acts like I'm being cruel.
She's not afraid of death. She's only afraid of noise. What can I do?