The beginning of a new school year has caused me to become aware of just how pathetic our highschool graduates really are. Or perhaps just how poorly they learned from their parentals.
People who have gone to school since they were six from 8ish a.m. to 3ish p.m. suddenly find the notion of waking up early a catastrophe. Questions like the following have been littering my social networks for two days straight;
Why do I have to wake up so early?
What will I do to wake myself up?
WHO will wake me up?
How am I going to manage!?
Who took my waffles?
I cannot even begin to comprehend these new students’ feelings (except for the waffle question – it’s simply a tragedy), as I have never faced such a dilemma. I can’t see how people are this worried. Unless you’ve got parents with the internal clocks of the Gods, they’ve probably been using alarm clocks to wake themselves up to wake you up for years now. You must have seen, if not used and relied on one by now.
To the unwise youth of today: you press the alarm button, select the hour you wish to awaken, and in most cases just place the alarm clock back down, perhaps after adjusting the volume.