Did you hear the news story a couple of weeks ago about many, many Iphone users, including NBA stars, who overslept because their Iphones malfunctioned and the alarm didn't go off? This actually happened to my brother-in-law, too, and he was late for work. Some sort of glitch in the system that turned off the alarm setting.
This would never happen to Mr. W, as he sets two alarms every night, one battery operated, one electrical. Me? I rely on my little battery-operated alarm clock that I've been using for years, and the kids rely on...me.
It has happened that once in a great while my handy-dandy clock doesn't go off. Usually because of operator error--I didn't set it right, or set it for PM instead of AM. Luckily, I have an internal alarm clock that blares when the kids are in danger of being late for school. No crises...yet.
Do any of you get the Signals catalog? They have a lot of fun, knick-knack, kitschy type items. One of them is a fancy alarm clock that sounds like a butler. There are many different settings, including, "I’m so sorry to disturb you but it appears to be morning. Very inconvenient, I agree . . . I believe it is the rotation of the earth that is to blame."
LOL. Not sure I could get used to a voice waking me up, but it could be fun.
How do you wake up? Blaring alarm? Clock radio?