Am I the only one?
I seriously could not live without it. I would never wake up on time for work. I don’t know how they did it before the times before alarm clocks. I guess there were coo-coo clocks. Or roosters. But, wow.
They are also handy for things like timing my kids when they are sitting in the corner for fighting… or to remind me when its time to leave for something important… those kinds of things.
But at the same time I hate them. This occurs most in the mornings when it goes off at 5:45. Actually that is about 5:37… I set it 8 minutes late to fake myself into getting up early… it doesn’t really work. I usually snooze the alarm for a good ten to fifteeen minutes, wasting all of my 8 minutes and then some. My alarm clock should be thanking its lucky stars that it hasn’t been thrown through the window beside my bed yet. One of these days…
This morning was the worst offense though. I laid in bed, in that awkward state between nigh-night dream land and oh crap its time for work land. I was in this wierd time warp for, oh, about ten minutes.
Then somewhere in my ‘oh crap its time for work’ part of my brain… I wondered how long I had until said stupid alarm when off.
So I looked.
And… the clock said 6:51 (aka 6:43). CRAP. I have to be at work by 7. It takes a good 30 minutes most days.
Stupid dad gum alarm clock.
Here is the part where I humbly admit that I am part to blame. I am pretty sure I forgot to turn said alarm clock on this morning. But still… It should be loyal to its owner, right? It should do what I want it to. It SHOULD be a mind reader.
Some inventor out there needs to create an alarm clock that just KNOWS when you want to wake up. Oh, and it needs to bring you breakfast in bed and hot cocoa and play nice soothing wake up music, bringing you a towel and help you into your bedroom slippers. (I don’t wear bedroom slippers… but I would if I had a someone(thing) to put them on for me in the morning!)
Summary: I was 45 minutes late for work this morning
Moral of the story: Uh.. when in doubt, blame the alarm clock. It’s an inanimate object right? It won’t care right??
(Side note, I was a good honest person and blame MYSELF at work today. I didn’t go as far as to out my alarm clock on something that was my fault… I do have a little integrity!)