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Late For Work

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Late For Work

This morning I was late for work. My alarm failed to go off at the specified time.
I was ridiculed at work because it is such a rare event.
HOWEVER
Just to compound the issue, on my way in I travelled on the Sheffield outer ring road over Norton and what did I see passing on the opposite carriageway but the Google Earth car.
Now, not only my work colleagues know about my misdemeanour but eventually so will the rest of the damned planet Angry
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James
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Re: Late For Work

You appear to be working very hard Strat Wink
You should get one of these:
http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/lights/8f1a/zoom/
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Re: Late For Work

I do think it strange some of the bookmarks people have. No doubt a psychologist would have a field day with many people's bookmark lists Embarrassed
Thanks for the suggestion James but I don't really need detonating out of bed as I am a fairly light sleeper. Smiley

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You appear to be working very hard Strat Wink

What are you implying sir Wink Smiley
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James
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Re: Late For Work

At least you wouldn't have to get out of bed.
You'd be launched out meaning you would have to make no effort whatsoever.
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Re: Late For Work

...and finally
Given my liking for flying model helicopters as a hobby maybe this is more appropriate.
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Denzil
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Re: Late For Work

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The Flying Alarm Clock wakes you up with a loud shrieking alarm coupled with a little propeller-driven key that leaps off your nightstand. To turn off the horrible racket, you have to get out of bed and retrieve the key.

It would be easier just to place the alarm clock far enough out of reach that you have to get up to turn it off. How far does it fly? (Pictures user living in tower block with alarm key flying out of open window...  Cheesy)
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Re: Late For Work

the ruddy alarm clock would soon follow! Tongue
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Re: Late For Work

If the alarm is too close it is not much effort to step out of bed turn it off and get back in again without really waking. If it is too far away then it might not be loud enough to wake you in the first place. The flying key is a neat solution.
The Runaway Alarm might get a bit quiet if it runs too far.
It makes you long for the days of the Teasmaid!
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Re: Late For Work

If you have a problem with hearing the alarm Strat, the RNID does a shakeawake alarm - you put it under pillow and it vibrates when the alarm goes off! Grin
Therefore you are shaken awake..................................http://www.rnid.org.uk/shop/products/waking_up/shakeawakealarmclock.htm
James
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Re: Late For Work

You haven't looked at my link at all, have you Josie?
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Yes Jameseh, but mine is a gentler version!  Smiley
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Re: Late For Work

Judging by the readiness with which James came up with the sonic shaker, we now all have a good idea what his personal weakness is! A bit more shut-eye maybe?
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Re: Late For Work

Look...let me make this crystal clear. I didn't oversleep because of not hearing the alarm clock. I overslept because the cursed thing didn't go off....
Honest Embarrassed
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