An Open Letter


Dear alarm clock,

While your service these past years has been, on the whole, satisfactory, I must take issue with your recent behavior.

Specifically, you have failed at the most basic task required of any time-keeping device: keeping time. Allow me to elaborate.

When I set my alarm for 6:00 AM, I expect to be awakened at 6AM. To spend 40 minutes on daily preparations only to find that all other clocks in the house read 6:20 AM is, in a word, unacceptable.

When I stow you in a bin, unplugged, I expect you to maintain your time. I provided you with a battery for a reason. When I plug you back in, I do not expect to see that you have, in fact, gained a full hour. The only thing more irritating than waking up at 5:40 AM is waking up at 5:00 AM.

I have 2 words for you, alarm clock:

Office Space.




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