A wake up call, as everyone knows, is when you’re faced with a situation or a realization that opens your eyes to a truth you were previously blind to. Well, that’s too deep to use here, what I’m talking about here is the wake up call in its literal meaning: the things that cause you to wake up from your sleep.
So of course some people may wake up to the sound of birds, or to their child fondling their face with their tiny cute hands, or maybe a thoughtful spouse stroking their face with a rose… (Okay this is too hollywoody) Anyway… true to the very basic nature of life, that’s not always the case. Sometimes, as someone once described it, you wake up feeling like you’ve swallowed a shoe.
I’m pretty sure we’ve all have something to say about someone waking us up with a shout, or getting up all freaked out from a nightmare, something in that vicinity. So, I decided to share the top [insert number] worst ways I had to wake up by…
1- Sun: that was no fun at all, no wonder it’s topping the list! I remember I was dreaming that my eyes were burning hot and I was trying so hard to shield them, and what do you know? I woke up to find the sun shining right into my eyes. Actually, I’ve just read that sunrays are the best way to wake someone up so you don’t have to suffer that much getting your children up. BAD IDEA! Never do that to your children, never! Trust me it could border on child abuse!
2- Gagging: That was a couple of nights ago actually. I was dreaming that I’m gagging and fighting for air. When I woke up I felt like I’ve just managed to catch a breath.
3- Shouting: countless times, I don’t even need to remember that. And it’s even worse when someone goes like: “Get up! You’ll be late for work! You’ll get fired!”
4- Sleep paralysis: Oh my God! You know when you wake up and you can hear people talking around you but you can’t move a limb or even open your eyes? I once thought that I had died!
5- Phone calls from work that tell you you’re late and then you realize you’ve slept in. Happens!
This is what comes to mind now. What about you?