It’s early morning and you have to get up for work. You know this because there is a repetitive loudness filling your room, reverberating off the walls, riding up your ear canal and into the parts of the brain that detect annoyance. Ah, alarm clocks. Don’t you just want to throw them?
Though I’d like to say I have some alternative suggestion that will rid you of your alarm clock forever, sadly, that’s not the case. What I can do is help you love the one you own, or at least appreciate that it isn’t as annoying as it could be. Here are five alarm clocks that push irritation to the limit.
1.Sonic Boom Alarm Clock with Bed Shaker: If this alarm clock doesn’t wake you, you’re dead. Even the soundest of sleepers will rouse when a clock louder than a jackhammer goes off on their nightstand while a shaking device beneath their mattress activates simultaneously. If you’re prone to jumping out of bed when startled or have a history of heart attacks, this probably isn’t the one for you. If you’re the parent of a lazy teenager who never wakes up in time for school, however, perhaps you should consider it.
2.Dumbbell Alarm Clock: This alarm clock has a different approach. Instead of making your ears bleed, it has you complete a task before it finally shuts up. Specifically, you have to lift the dumbbell -clock four times properly before it stops. By that time, you don’t even want to snooze.
3.Flying Alarm Clock: Ahh! Aliens are attacking! Oh wait; it’s just the alarm clock flying around the room making unearthly sounds. When this clock’s alarm sounds, it releases a flying helicopter disc into the air while making an aggravating noise. If you want to end your suffering, you must get out of bed, find the disc and return it to the clock. What a nightmare!
4.Egg Laying Hen Alarm Clock: So you’ve always wanted to wake in the morning and gather eggs, but never actually lived on a farm. Well, with this alarm clock, you pretty much have no choice. When the alarm goes off, the hen will lay five eggs. You’ll have to gather the eggs, put them back in the hen and press an “off” button before it quiets. Since you’ll already be too awake to get back to sleep, you may as well get in the shower.
5.Clocky: Clocky wakes on your nightstand and sounds the alarm much like a normal alarm clock. And much like a normal person, you’ll reach over and hit snooze. Five minutes later, Clocky’s alarm goes off again, but this time he isn’t taking no for an answer. Clocky springs to life, rolls off your nightstand and onto the floor where it will find a hiding place while beeping loudly. You’ll have to get up, play hide-and-seek with your alarm clock and hit the button to hush it up. It’s a cute alarm clock, too, but that doesn’t make it less annoying!
Hopefully now you see your alarm clock in a new light. Just remember, alarm clocks are a necessary evil, but yours could be a lot worse!