I swear I’m not a psycho…I’m really not, but this clock…
I am absolutely convinced that the stupid thing was possessed by the devil, himself, and was placed in my possession to drive me nuts.
Who got the last laugh? Yeah, that’d be me…
I ordered this clock as my ten year anniversary gift from work back in 2011. I had a new iPod Touch and thought it would be amazing to be able to wake to my favorite play lists, right? Not so much. This demon clock arrived and the dock wouldn’t take my iPod, even with the various adapters, but not to worry. It DID accommodate my iPhone 4. (Not the “S” version, mind you, just a plain old, pre-Siri 4.) So once I realized that it would charge my phone while playing my iTunes playlists, some of the sting from it not wanting to have anything to do with my iPod was secondary.
Then it started to malfunction. It had a “Nap” function that I could never get to shut off. It would be Saturday morning, no alarm set, and the damned thing would go off. REALLY early. Like, WTActualF!?! But it only did this sometimes. It was a minor annoyance that could be lived with, right? Yeah, whatever.
I was in the middle of a workout this evening and the damned thing went nuts. I went in and tried to silence it by hitting the appropriate button and went back to my workout.
Five minutes later, it did it again. WTH? My alarms are (okay, WERE, as I no longer have an alarm clock) set to a.m., not p.m., yet here the blasted thing was going off at 5:50 p.m. and again at 5:55! I silenced it and commenced to finishing my workout…and five minutes later the stupid thing went off AGAIN! I was doing a Zumba-thing and didn’t want to really stop until the song was over, and the frigging thing got louder and Louder and LOUDER.
Okay. I’d had it. I snatched the stupid cord out of the wall and chucked that @$*#)%~~!, demon possessed clock radio across the room. Yeah, I know. Super mature, right? But it’s okay. It was kind of a catharsis. When the hubs came back from the store and I told him about it, I assured him, “It’s dead, Jim,” which is our favorite way to say something in the house has gone to another realm. (In this case? It’s the dump, yo!)
You have to understand, though, that this “modern convenience” made a mockery of everything time-related. The alarms only went off when IT wanted them to. Do you know how many times I have been late getting up because that stupid thing opted NOT to go off?
Or how about the many weekends (when the alarms weren’t set) the “Nap” function went off, as mentioned above?
How about this? Over the past three or four months, setting the stupid thing had become an act of futility. I’d attempt to set Alarm 1 and while holding down the button, the TIME would change, and then it would automatically go to ALARM 2, while I was still trying to set Alarm 1. So you see? The damned thing HAD to die.
For what it’s worth? I selected a really neat looking clock for my five year anniversary gift (see a trend here?). That damned thing worked great for a couple of years, and then was correct twice a day.
Do you have an appliance or modern convenience that is the bane of your existence? If so, share, so I don’t feel so bad. 😉 Also, do any of you have a recommendation for a good, RELIABLE clock radio/alarm clock? Please and thank you!
I used “Home Improvement” as one of my tags, because that thing being gone can only be one thing; an improvement!
Until Next Time…