Friday, November 19, 2010

waking up at the butt-crack-of-dawn

The husbands job often requires him to travel to Bombay. Most times, keeping the plight of his lonely scared-of-the-dark wife, hes back the same day, but sometimes he ends up staying the night. I must confess though, that although the first few times I stayed alone was a tad scary, Im now more than used to it.

The crux of the matter however is the going to Bombay almost always involves catching the early morning flight. And by “early” I mean REALLY early (by my standards). Wake up time happens at an ungodly 5 am. That in itself is not the problem. The situation is complex because the husband isn’t the kind of person who springs out of bed at the first ring of the alarm clock. Somehow the condition of being fast asleep seems to block his ears out to any kind of sound. Even an alarm ringing right in to his ear. Loud enough to wake me up, all the way across on the other side of the bed. To make matters worse, the husband is not the kind who swiftly and enthusiastically wakes up at first call. It takes almost 20 minutes of hitting snooze before he surfaces and finally gets out of bed.

To address the need to snooze for at least 20 minutes, and to be gently woken up as opposed to having an jarring alarm ringing in your head at 5 am, and to make sure he does wake up on time and never misses a flight, the husband has fixed himself a suitable, custom-adjustable alarm. It not only rings 20 minutes in advance, it also patiently snoozes once every 5 minutes, only to spring up dutifully and wake him up again. This suits the husband just fine, and he is more than happy to gently be woken up over a span of 20 minutes till his mind and body are accustomed to the idea of finally getting out of bed. Charming new alarm that he has for himself seems to be working wonders.

That new alarm would be me.

11 comments:

VC said...

HAHAHAHAHAAH... HAHAHAHA... love this post...

hAAthi said...

yeahhhhpp, im sure you do :P

Ve said...

LMAO!!! I'm in the same boat.. always been that way since as far back as I can remember. My sister used to slap me awake in anger coz I used to hit snooze so many times!!

I was getting ready to ask where I could buy this wonderful type of alarm that I've been searching all my life for... and then I hit the last line!! LOL!! Think you could start some sort of training sessions for wives?? You know.. I'd love to buy an alarm that worked that way.. but since its not available.. tell me where and when to send my wife! And you can charge the sky...trust me.. You'd make a fortune!!!

Bhavna Shankar said...

ring ring ring. snooze. beep beep beep. snooze. :D

hAAthi said...

Ve: if ONLY you could buy it off a shelf!, if only.. tsk tsk hehe :)

BP: hehe yeah.. so now you know why iv been sleeping all through today ;)

Romi Chugh said...

HAHAHHAHA...

Jeweliot said...

hehehehhe cute! i also take at least 20 minutes to wake up happily.. cant just wake up when the alarm asks. snooze to banta hai boss.

Karishma Sundaram said...

LOL! such a cute post! Lucky husband.

hAAthi said...

dip: i do the snoozing thing too, but on my own alarm! i dont need a human alarm to wake me up..lol

karishma: yeah, they tend to get lucky a lot!

akshay said...

superb da. the writing.

for some reason i get up half a second before the alarm first rings. and then sometimes snooze for an hour.

hAAthi said...

thanks :)