Living near construction I hear backup beeps constantly. All other warnings are in front of us, making us aware of something in the future. A backup beep is a warning in reverse, a warning that something is going backwards. What if we could back up our thoughts and hear a warning beep before we continued our ruminations? What if we could back up our speech and hear a warning beep before we finished our sentence? What if we could back up our shopping before we spent too much? What if we had a beep to keep us from eating too much, sleeping too long, or wasting time? Life is going forward, but taking some time to reflect on backup beeps may be profitable. Examining our conscience at the end of the day may give us some backup beeps to move forward better tomorrow.