Saturday Morning Sleep In and Annoying Alarm Clocks
Most of us love to sleep in on Saturday mornings. Add some rain and thunder to the morning and personally I don’t see any reason to get out of bed until lunch.
Thinking about sleeping in reminded me of an alarm clock my mom brought home from a vacation once. It was supposed to help my brother get up in the mornings but if I remember correctly it didn’t work. It was a cute little Mexican guy, sleeping next to a cactus. He wore a big sombrero and when the alarm went off he stood up and danced to La Cucaracha. One morning the little clock woke my brother up and when he knocked it across the room….no more La Cucaracha.
Remembering that alarm clock made me wonder if there were other crazy alarm clocks out there. Turns out there are.
Here are a couple of my favorites.
An alarm clocks that is a puzzle and when it goes off the pieces fly out. The clock doesn’t stop making noise until the puzzle is put back together. Wonder how long that clock would have lasted around my brother?
Here’s another interesting one. How would you like to wake up to the sound of a bomb going off next to your head? When it goes off a voice starts counting down. You have three minutes to disconnect a wire from a blinking light. If you don’t get it disconnected the bomb goes off and everyone in the neighborhood may wake up!
Finally there is one that mounts to the ceiling above your bed. It goes off once, then retracts and goes a little higher. If you don’t turn it off you will eventually have to stand up in bed to reach it.
There were lots more weird clocks but I’m thinking one of these just may end up as a graduation gift for our twins. That should guarantee they get up and go to class!