I have bad luck with smoke detectors. Even though I rarely burn food, they're always going off when I cook. Honestly, I'm really not burning things. :)
I'd forgotten that in Kyrgyzstan though, because I don't think I ever saw a smoke detector there. I never had one beeping at me for no apparent reason. I didn't have to track down magazines or newspapers to fan wildly in front of one till it stopped beeping.