March 21, 2013
bookofjoe's Favorite Thing: Screaming Meanie Alarm Clock
Once again this puppy saved my bacon when lesser alarm clocks failed me big-time.
It happened Tuesday when I was scheduled to be somewhere at 10 a.m. sharp.
I set my series of alarm clocks — starting with the digital one, then two travel alarms each set for 2 minutes after the previous alarm time, and then finally the Screaming Meanie, armed to go off 20 minutes after the first — and darned if I wasn't jolted awake by the Screaming Meanie with all three of the others simultaneously going off but somehow unacknowledged in the now almost audibly pulsating darkness.
See, I sleep with earplugs — really, really good earplugs (Mack's — about which more in a future post) and so an alarm clock has to be really loud to get my attention.
When the Screaming Meanie erupts it's as if your heart is on the verge of stopping — its klaxon-like, emergency vehicle squealing is SO LOUD it really seems like it could be capable of waking the dead.
When you absolutely, positively have to get up, this is the alarm clock you want on your nightstand.
If it should fail to do the trick, simply let me know and I will cheerfully refund twice what you paid for it.
That's the bookofjoe Way.
FunFact: This is the default alarm clock of long-distance truckers.
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You can get them via amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Boules-Quies-Protection-Auditive-Earplugs/dp/B000XABW7W
Posted by: Rattlesnake Jake | Mar 22, 2013 10:05:40 AM
Earplugs: Quies. French, but can be ordered via Caswell-Massey.
Alarms: The old trick of lying in bed and doing as many sit-ups as you want to wake up. For example: I want to wake up at 5 a.m., I do five sit-ups in bed. Has worked every time.
Posted by: Becs | Mar 22, 2013 5:32:31 AM
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