As promised in an earlier post, today we will be exploring the 5 different kinds of alarm clock wakeups, along with how to identify and deal with them.
Without further ado:
The 5 Types
It has to be acknowledged that the alarm clock noise was pretty much invented to scare the willies out of everyone upon hearing it.
This kind of wake up proves the success of the inventors.
You’re sleeping peacefully, albeit lightly, when this lovely, nerve-grating noise practically rockets you out of bed whilst giving you a heart-attack.
Not at all a wonderful start to your morning, though you’ll probably go through the day very alert.
Nothing gets past the person who woke up with a freak-out. (Though, be careful to avoid paranoia)
The Automatic Button Smash
This one is a kind of second stage to the freak-out.
Eventually, you’ll generally get the hang of the nothing to ridiculous-adrenaline-rush switch and aim your freshly rocketed self towards the alarm clock.
Thankfully, this one will probably get you started on your day generally quickly. Doing what needs to be done as quickly as possible and all that good stuff.
(Unless, of course, you hit the button and immediately passed back out. But, shh…)
The Dream Discombobulation
There is a strange phenomenon that has begun occur with the appearance of alarm clocks. Dreams somehow manage to shape themselves around that annoying noise that wakes you up in the morning.
You’re a secret agent and you’ve just gone through all the strange, dream-difficulties to get to your goal. You reach the bad guy’s base and try to get inside, but accidentally trigger an alarm!
Then suddenly, there you are, with your face smushed sideways into your pillow, but the bad guy’s alarm continues.
It’s all very confusing.
These wakeup victims are usually identified by a confused look and spectacular bed-head as they come down to the breakfast table. Prepare for the inevitable phrase: “I had the weirdest dream…”
The Slow Return to Consciousness
The hardest one of them all to actually get out of bed and recover from.
Where the others at least acknowledge the alarm and its shrillness, this one barely even registers it. Honestly, if it was just a tad quieter, you’d probably sleep right through the alarm. It honestly won’t bother you at this point.
Your mind is more like “I’m kind of awake now… though I don’t know why…”, that is, if your mind is actually verbal at this point. Also, it might kind of feel like someone tied you to the bed
Honestly, if you get this one, you really shouldn’t be waking up at all right now.
These wakeup victims are identified by barely being able to stagger their way down to breakfast/out the door.
Please, for the love of humanity, give them some coffee.
The “Good Morning Apartment” (RARE)
Some of you may recognize phenomenon of Emmet Brickowski jumping out of bed happily and greeting everything in his room upon hearing his alarm clock.
Though this wakeup is extremely rare, it does sometimes occur, thank heaven.
These are easily identified by a wide smile, energetic, well-rested bounciness and exclamations of how wonderful this day will be.
Please resist the urge to fix them with a power-scowl.
If you have this wakeup, keep in mind that it is your sole responsibility to bring the other wakeup victums (freak-out, especially) peace and happiness for their morning.
Well, it’s Sunday, thank goodness, so hopefully none of us had to deal with those.
But now you have the types down so you can have fun identifying everyone on Monday. 😛
Which wakeup is the most common for you?