When I woke up this morning at 6:30 it was to the demonic howling of Bob, my little green alarm clock. That sounds hateful, it really does… and there’s a reason for that. I hate my alarm clock.
Before you go getting any ideas about my alarm clock wronging me in some way I should step in to say that this little wobbling egg shaped alarm clock that I have is the best alarm clock I’ve ever owned. I would love it if I were capable of loving something that wakes me up early 5 days a week.
Wait, my kid tends to wake me up pretty early so maybe I should restate that? If I were capable of loving something I didn’t give birth to that wakes me up by beeping 5 days a week. Yes, that’s better and much more specific. Well this morning little Bob clock pulled the same shit it pulls every weekday, only when I heard it I got pissed off.
“SHUT UP IT’S SATURDAY” I scolded the little plastic beast. I picked it up and turned off the alarm and started to snuggle back down into my pillow until my brain did some quick dreamlike processing.
“First of all” my brain said “Last night you went to Backfence… Those aren’t on Fridays”
I ignored it.
“And today is Ignite 5… that’s a Thursday”
I told that nagging brain of mine to screw off.
“And you didn’t do Strange Love Live last night”
That was logic I couldn’t ignore. I sat up, looked around and cleared my head only to discover that my clock and brain had been right. It was a weekday. Thursday. A school day for K.
And my alarm clock? It just sat there silent and smug, and that, dear alarm clock, is why I hate you so much.
7 thoughts on “why I hate you so much…”
I totally love my Bob clock too, but I make him live in the other room so he doesnt’ annoy me too much.
I hate CB’s cell phone alarm. Mostly cause he never unsets it so it is frequently going off on the weekend at 7:00.
If I do ever manage to get my hands on it at a time when we have a bedroom window that opens…well, that may just be the end.
soooo happy I don’t have to do alarm clocks for another couple of year *crossingfingers*
I love to hate my Bob. They do look smug, don’t they?
Oh dear, not looking forward to getting the kid off to school.
hahaha. AWESOME. I feel the same way about my alarm clock.
Cami I can totally relate to the little plastic beast being annoying as hell. Startling me awake leaving me in a disoriented haze. But I do that anywhere between midnight and 4am, totally not cool.
Work should be outlawed, totally until you wake up are good and ready to go.
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From Las Vegas thanks for the post.
Love your writeing.
Brad West ~ onomoney