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Speed Bump by Dave Coverly for September 19, 2020

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    I Mad Am I  12 months ago

    My family hated my suggestion to always have the alarm on the other side of the room. To turn it off or hit the snooze… you still have to get out of bed. But you are also more awake… so can convince yourself to just get moving then going back to sleep. They hated me because – it works.

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    Liverlips McCracken Premium Member 12 months ago

    Of course, by the time he gets over there to shut it off it’s time for bed.

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    eromlig  12 months ago

    I saw an alarm clock shaped like a baseball; you turned it off by throwing it against a wall. I sure wish I had bought it…

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    stillfickled Premium Member 12 months ago

    My snooze button doesn’t work anymore.

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    Concretionist  12 months ago

    My parents had a pretty clear idea about what age you were supposed to (whatever bit of life that it was time for you to take over from them). In particular, starting with 3rd grade, it was up to us to get up on time. So they bought me a wind up alarm clock which was placed on the dresser across the room from the bed.

    I slept through it.

    So they sent me to bed an hour earlier

    I tossed and turned… then slept through the alarm.

    So they hung a washtub from the light fixture (with heavy string, not conductive) and put the alarm clock inside it, making the clock effectively about 10x as loud.

    Everybody ELSE in the house woke up, but I slept through it.

    So they went back to the regular alarm clock, but when it went off, if I didn’t get up and turn it off, my mother squirted me with a squirt gun. That actually worked: I started waking up to the alarm within less than a week.

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    PICTO  12 months ago

    The amount of sleep the average person needs is just ten minutes more.

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    dflak  12 months ago

    MY alarm is on my dresser on the other side of the bedroom. I’m usually awake by the time I get to it.

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    P51Strega  12 months ago

    I hate being awaken from dreams, so I never use a snooze alarm. Getting waken once is traumatic enough, I don’t need to repeat the experience 10 minutes later. When I am on a regular schedule, I will typically wake before the alarm goes off.

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    PO' DAWG Premium Member 12 months ago

    How early does a turtle have to get up so he isn’t late for work?

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    Zebrastripes  12 months ago

    That’s the in and out of it!

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    Zen-of-Zinfandel  12 months ago

    Could you shellect a less obnoxious ringtone? : < ]

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