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Oh No, Not Again! (Limerick)

Updated on August 8, 2012
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Suddenly awake and jump out of bed

Alarm clock did not go off is it dead

You are now very late

In a frustrated state

Your alarm was set for nighttime instead

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I HATE when this happens, don't you?! This actually happened to me the other day. I had work at 7AM at the hotel. I suddenly awoke and looked at the clock which read 7:11AM? How did this happen?

I was so confused and then checked the alarm settings. I had done it again; I had set the alarm for 6:15PM instead. Luckily, I was relieving my twin brother Jon(We work at the same hotel). So, that situation turned out all right. But, it is definitely very frustrating! These situations usually end up with me looking like the guy in the picure above.

So, how do we avoid looking like the guy above? Do read further!

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Alarm: My Enemy?

I was thinking about these situations today and had a revelation. Perhaps my alarm is my enemy? He(or is it a she?) purposefully does the opposite of what I tell him/her to do simply to annoy the heck out of me! Well, it must be working because I am ANNOYED!

I do not like being annoyed, so I will have you know that I am currently working on an ingenious plan of revenge. This epidemic needs to contained!! This act of inhumanity has got to be stopped! The alarms of this world must realize that we(its faithful and loyal owners)are upset and will not stand by as they damage our lives and our very existence! I know for a fact that after my plan has been set in motion, my alarm clock will forever and always regret the day that he/she chose to backstab me!

Who would like to be brave and venture along with me in this fight against our alarms? Who is willing to fight on the front lines?

For those of you who would like to join me in collaborarting this elaborate plan, I will be hosting a mandatory meeting this upcoming Friday at my place at 8AM. Just please remember to set your alarms for the daytime instead of the nighttime! Better yet, don't even sleep at all, just stay up and beging thinking of ideas for our meeting. How embarrasing would it be if your alarm backstabbed you as you were trying to wake up and make this vital meeting on time! I can just imagine all the alarms getting together for gossip tea time around the table. "So, I made my owner late to his meeting today, AGAIN! He is so gullibe and naïve!"

No, we must avoid this at all costs! This meeting to overcome the conniving alarms of our life has to happen! It needs to happen! It must happen! We must stick together and take these criminals down! They have been causing us pain for far too long! So please, do whatever it takes to not be late. You can even tent out in my backyard! I have extra pillows and blankets. We can camp out and roast marshmallows and weiners! We can even do some pre-planning! We will call it the "Premptive Strike Against Alarms" bonfire! You can even come to this camp out whenever you want. There is no need to be here on time, so you don't even have to worry about turning that STUPID alarm on!

The Battle Against The Alarms Is Not For The Faint-Hearted!

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Please Remember!

I hope you have enjoyed this Limerick hub friends! Have a great day and happy hubbing to everyone! And whatever you do, please do not forget about our upcoming meeting! Until next time! (Yes, pun intended)

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      jbshaban 4 years ago from California

      This is particularly funny to me today. My daughter slept in (It's Saturday, why not?) and missed a breakfast with friends. I'll have to share this with her. I hope she doesn't throw her alarm clock at me for it!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Gypsy,

      Hey, wow, I feel your pain! That is crazy Gypsy! Phew! I think I am a little confused. I will have to reread in the morning when I am more awake! :) Have a good one!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Vespa,

      Yay, another fighter! LOL No, a bonfire would definitely not hurt! :)

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Good one Josh. You're lucky you just have to worry about AM and PM. Here in Latvia at 1PM it becomes 13PM so this means that 2 in the afternoon is 14 and so on. lol Therefore before going to bed I set the alarm on my cell phone. Just have to remember that if I set it automatically for 23 = 11 the alarm will ring the following night at 11PM but if I set it for 9 then it will ring at 9AM cause at night it's not 9 but 21 lol. You got all that. You should limerick this mess. lol

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      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      I agree! Down with alarms! All unite! And roasting a few hot dogs and s'mores wouldn't hurt anyone, would it?!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Carly,

      Thanks for stopping by Carly! Yeah although they are evil sometimes, they sure are a good investment!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Martie,

      Awesome comment Martie! :) Glad you enjoyed this silly limerick!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Ann,

      Hey Ann! Nice to see you! I hate alarm clocks sometimes! :)

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      CarlySullens 5 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

      Great Hub. I used to be guilty of this. And then I had kids. I have been woken up by kids at 7 am for the past 9 years.

      I guess when I get to the place of an empty nest, it would be time to invest in these little things called alarm clocks.

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      Martie Coetser 5 years ago from South Africa

      My alarm clock fails me time and again and what a poisonous rush of adrenaline when I wake up with the realization that I will be late for work!

      Voted up and actually funny :)

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      Ann1Az2 5 years ago from Orange, Texas

      Oh, how I hate alarm clocks, too! I did the very same thing you did and was late for church school a few weeks ago. I thought the alarm had cratered on me when what I did was set it for night instead of day. I really hate alarm clocks!

      Voted up and funny.

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      one2get2no,

      Thanks, glad you enjoyed it!

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      Philip Cooper 5 years ago from Olney

      Great and funny hub.

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Joseph,

      OH NO! That does not sound like fun at all! :) Glad you enjoyed it Joseph!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Keith,

      You are welcome for sure! Glad you can relate!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      MH,

      Yes, I have noticed! LOL

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      Lol! I was 65 miles away from my job, and woke up 2 hours late. " Do you need me guys?" Their answer was, " come on in Joseph, e have so much work to do. I made it after 1 hour and 10 minutes. Was scary though. Great Limerick buddy!

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      KDuBarry03 5 years ago

      This happens to me time and time again! I absolutely hate when this happens, but I love it when I'm reminded of it and laugh :0

      Great Hub and thanks for writing it!

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      This limerick thang is really catching on... We've even got groupies!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Michelle,

      Thanks for your visits! I do enjoy them! I just hate when I set it for the worng time! LOL

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      TT,

      LOL, thanks for your funny comment! Hey, at least you know Collin will never turn your back on you like those evil alarms! He is consistent, that can be a god thing! :) And the Seinfeld comment, hilarious! I love Seinfeld!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      Enjoyed it, Josh. Happens to me all the time! Then you wake up and go arggh......! Why did I set it for the wrong time, etc! Well done!

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      Terrye Toombs 5 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Kelly - I was thinking the same thing! LOL

      Josh, I can't give up my alarm clock because I lovers him too much! We call Collin our "baby alarm clock" cuz he wakes up at 7am almost every day - no matter what time he went to bed, and no matter what else is going on. 7am DING DING DING! HUNGRY!!!! :)

      Great limerick, good job...sleep at work like George from Seinfeld. :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Travel,

      Thanks for your visit and nice to meet you! Yes, I have definitely done that before as well! :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Suzette,

      Throw something across the room? Yeah, I can definitely relate to that! I am glad you enjoyed this limerick!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      AE,

      Thanks for being so supportive of these limericks!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Flash,

      Yes they are small but vicious indeed! :)

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      Katheryn 5 years ago from United States

      Thanks for the laugh! Have you ever forgot to change the clocks for daylight savings and get to work either an hour early or an hour late? I am someone who usually doesn't need one, but I also know my luck and the one time I didn't set it, I wouldn't get up.

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      Suzette Walker 5 years ago from Taos, NM

      This has happened to me! I can relate! So, of course, I am chuckling.

      You want to throw the thing across the room when this happens. Thanks so much for tickling our humorous side!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      HaHa, Another good one..

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      flashmakeit 5 years ago from usa

      It is alarming how a tiny clock could make you late.

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Kelley,

      Haha, too funny Kelley! Yes exactly, no bossing around by our stupid alarms! Well, our management would be able to tell us apart so that wouldn't work.. Luckily management had not arrived yet so we were all right! LOL

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Giblin,

      I can definitely relate, thanks for your visit Giblin!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Julie,

      Thanks, I like to make them longer since the limericks are so short! People seem to be liking them, so I will continue doing them! Thanks for your feedback Janine!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Bob,

      Thanks Bob, can always count on your for your humorous comments! :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Shauna,

      Haha, awesome idea Shauna! :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Susan,

      Thanks for stopping by! I have done it a lot too, no worries! Have a great day Susan!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Kelley,

      I know, I can only imagine! :) Glad you liked it Kelley!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Maria,

      Thanks for your promised attendance! I will be needing three pies Maria, one for me, one for myself, and one for I. LOL

      Have a great day Maria!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Jo,

      Thanks for standing on the front lines with me Jo! I could definitely use everyone's help!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Bill,

      No! I need your smartness! LOL You are going to betray me?

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Kofffee,

      Thanks Koffee, and nice to meet you! Glad you enjoyed and that you can relate, makes me feel better! :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Vellur,

      Thanks for your comment Vellur!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Frank,

      WOW! Thanks so much Frank! That was very encouraging!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Linda,

      Only once Linda? :) Glad you enjoyed it!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Mary,

      Thanks for your positive feedback on this silly limerick, glad you enjoyed it!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Faith,

      Don't you just hate when that happens?! LOL Thanks for sharing your experiences Faith!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Janine,

      Thanks for being willing to join me in this fight that is not for the Faint-Hearted! I am sure being woken up by the kids is much worse! Thanks for stopping by, always look forward to each and every one of your visits Janine!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Julie,

      Thanks Julie. I try to think of limericks that people can relate too!

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      Kelly Umphenour 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I don't believe in alarm clocks at all Josh! lol The last time I set one was the morning of August 1, and I didn't want to be late for a 10 am appointment:) haha!

      I don't know if you heard, but I don't like being told what to do - it is a real pet peeve of mine so I will not be bossed around every morning by an alarm. I will get there when I do! LOL LOL

      But wait...I just gotta know this...so if you are late - does your brother pretend to be you so no one really notices? Like does he quick change the name tag and start calling himself Josh? hahaha

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      GiblinGirl 5 years ago from New Jersey

      I've definitely been there more than once and every time I over sleep I stare at the clock thinking that if I look at it long enough I will somehow be able to turn back time.

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      Blurter of Indiscretions 5 years ago from Clinton CT

      I love that you include an article with your limerick! This has happened to me more times than I can count! LOL Great job! :)

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      Civil War Bob 5 years ago from Glenside, Pennsylvania

      Good hub, Josh...an alarming look at alarms? Enjoy your day...voted up, funny, interesting.

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      Shauna L Bowling 5 years ago from Central Florida

      I've done it too, Josh! I have a hard time getting up in the morning, so I set the time 45 minutes later than it really is and set the alarm for 5:30. I keep hitting snooze until 6:29 then get up. By the time I make it to the kitchen, I'm right on time: 5:52!

      Genius, huh????

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I am too embarrassed to say how many times I used to set the alarm to pm. Now that I work from home for some reason I wake up early on my own no matter what.

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      kelleyward 5 years ago

      Josh just wait until you have kids. You won't need an alarm. Very funny my friend. Voted up and shared! Kelley

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      Maria Jordan 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      I will be in attendance... Guilty of this thang a couple or so times in my aging life! Funny, the show always go on til you get there...

      Please lemme how many pies you'll be needing!

      Your pictures keep me coming back every time... UP and FAB!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 5 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      I know the feeling only too well. you get my vote , we shall fight in the daylight we shall fight em at sunset we'll fight in the bedroom, we shall never surrender. :-)

      I'm beginning to feel sorry for the poor old alarm clock now.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I love Richard's comment!

      I won't be able to make the meeting buddy, so carry on without me. My alarm clock is my friend and I might have a counter-meeting of alarm clock lovers. My stem is bigger than your stem. LOL

      Fun hub nephew!

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      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      HeHeHe sounds like me. I hate when the alarm doesn't know what I'm trying to do. I do the same thing. AM and PM get all confused. Up and funny.

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      Awesome enjoyed!! Great work. Voted up.

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      Josh I could read a book of your limericks you rock with this genre..:) Yeah I said rock..... so 90's right? LOL

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I've done that once. It still baffles me how I confused AM and PM. Multi-tasking is to blame, it's not us. Loved the limerick! :)

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      There's nothing like a stupid alarm clock going off in the middle of the best dream you ever had! Ever notice when you don't have to get up, you are wide awake, but on days you have to get up, you don't even hear the alarm???

      Great Hub. I voted it UP, etc. and shared.

      Now, get up and go to work!

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      Faith Reaper 5 years ago from southern USA

      Josh, I did the exact same thing the other day too. I set it for 5:00 p.m., so the alarm did not go off and I was so late for work. Then to top it off, the next day, we had a storm and the power flucuated and so it messed up my alarm clock, and I had to just jump out of bed not knowing what time it was until I checked my cellphone, and just had to go. I hate it when I do that. Starts the day off the wrong way. God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      I will join you in the fight against alarm clocks, lol!!! Seriously loved this one as usual, but have to admit the alarm clock is not quite half as bad as being awoken to a screaming crying baby or child. I used to hate my alarm clock but then had kids and they truly have become my alarm clock. That said excellent as usual and have voted up and shared to of course.

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      Jools99 5 years ago from North-East UK

      Josh, been there, done that :o ( good limerick!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Angelo,

      Thanks for your visit and glad you enjoyed it!

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      Angelo52 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Funny article and nice limerick.

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      M,

      Yes, don't you just hate that?! LOL :)

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Hahaha!! Im guilty with this.. I always set the alarm on PM time instead of AM. hahaa

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Rich,

      I am at work right now, so I am all right! :) I have definitely snoozed the alarm before as well! Thanks for your compliment, glad you nejoyed this limerick!

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      Rich 5 years ago from Kentucky

      Josh -

      You really gotta get a life, buddy!

      I'm the world's worst. Two alarms and a wife have at least a half hour worth of snoozing before I can even think of arising. Then I quickly try to forget!

      Another great Limerick! By the way, what time you have to be at work today?