Waking Up is Hard to Do

June 23, 2009
  • 2:00 AM: Set alarm for 10 am (physical switch)
  • 2:03 AM: Tape piece of paper over alarm with the text “Why are you ruining my life?”
  • 2:07 AM: Go to bed
  • 2:15 AM: Fall asleep
  • ??? AM: Alarm is switched off, and the piece of paper is re-taped over the alarm by a mysterious force. Abducted by aliens? Gremlins? Cruel alter ego?
  • 12:17 PM: Wake up with no memory of the alarm being disabled. Paper is still taped over the alarm like the alarm was never turned off (?!?)
  • 12:18 PM: Perform thorough exam for signs of alien abduction: scars, incisions, chips in the back of my neck, probes in various orifices. Results, negative
  • 12:19 PM: Inspect apartment security fixtures. Deadbolt: in place. Physical chain slider thing: in place. Pole blocking sliding glass door: in place. Grill over fan vent in bathroom: in place. Gremlin trap: empty

Conclusion: I have a cruel alter ego who wakes up when the alarm goes off, disables it for who knows what reason, laughs mischievously, and then goes back to bed.

Solution: Tie myself up before going to bed.

Problem: How do I get out of bed when I’m back to my calm, mild mannered, normal self?

stolen from here: http://www.gnome.org/~seth/

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