Last night, my vibrating alarm clock went rogue.
Gosh, that sentence sounds so much worse than it is.
With a spate of early starts recently, I'm relying on this little gadget more than ever to shake me from my, quite simply, comatose slumber in order to make sure I can fit the maximum amount of stuff into my day.
On Wednesday morning, it failed. Luckily my three back-up iPhone alarms did not, but these go off in sequence 10 minutes later then my vibrating alarm clock, meaning I was behind schedule.
Last night, after a gentle text reminder from an ace mate, I changed the batteries on my vibrating alarm clock to ensure there was no chance of it not going off, but just to be safe, I also set four iPhone alarms.
Perhaps but let's not underestimate my need for sleep right now.
So the alarm was bright and alert with its new triple A batteries in meaning I could go to sleep safe in the knowledge that I'd be shaken awake at...
Hmm yes, my alarm clock was having a laugh but it went off, almost as if it was chuckling 'haha! Got you!' at me in the process.
Sitting up in bed, checking every clock in my room (my twitter followers will know that most clocks in my flat don't work) I struggled to work out what had happened.
I then lay down and went to sleep until...
when my little alarm clock woke me up. This time around, seemingly laughing its head off...
Angry and tired by this point, my stealth-like arm shot under the pillow and hit the off button before resetting the alarm for 6.03, which let's face it sounds so much better than 6 flat, and tried to go back to sleep.
I slept through 6.03. Indeed I slept through until 6.11 when my trusty iPhone bounced away on my bedside table. As I checked the news online, I waited for my alarm clock to shake.
Then finally, at 6.43, when I was showered and had hearing aids in, I heard a strange low purring sound. Following it, as best I could, I tracked it to my bed, to under my pillow, to find my alarm clock, going off...
Tomorrow I have to be up super early.
I have an out-of-London meeting.
There's no maximum number of alarms you can have on an iPhone? Right?
*puts alarm clock in the bin