Avant garde, no?

My eyelids were getting heavier and heavier... Arms were getting numb. The pillow... damn soft, baby... couldn't hurt to just rest for a second...

But I need to set my alarm.

I need to resist the tempting bosom of sleep.

Need to set my alarm.

Sheer willpower will drag me from my slumber... will force me out of bed... will throw me across the room to where my alarm clock rests.

WILL! FAITH! POWER! IF THERE IS A WILL! THERE IS A WAY!

Hannibal! Mountains!

Elephants! Check.
Supplies! Check.
Willpower! CHECK CHECK CHECK!

Alexander the Great! Fall of the Persian Empire!

Cunning! Check.
Disregard for sloppy thinking! Check.
Big swords! Check.
Willpower! CHECK CHECK CHECK!

If they can do all that, I can get across the room.

I can do it, I can do it, I can do it, yes I can!
I CAN DO IT! I CAN DO IT! I CAN BE A REAL, REAL MAAAN!
THEY SAID I COULDN'T DO IT!
BUT BABY THEY WERE WRONG!
I CAN DO IT! I CAN DO IT! JUST LET ME FINISH THIS SO-

I wake up.

Wha-what time is it?

A new energy hits me as adrenalin rushes through my veins.

I lunge - LUNGE! - across the room and look at the clock on my phone.

Shit!

Fuck!

Bastards!

18 minutes till work starts.

And work is a 15 minute drive away.

And I have been awake for less than 30 seconds.

I've got to think... think... think... NO!

No time to think - only time to move! Got to move! MOVE! MOVE!

I move.

I throw on some clothes - where are my socks, where are my shoes, where are my keys, where is my wallet, unlock the door, go outside, lock the door, go to the car, clock is ticking, I'm walking towards the car, I'm pressing the button, unlock, unlock, unlock, it won't unlock, I'm pressing the button, no dice, I put the key into the door, turn the key, it unlocks, I get in, I put the key in the ignition, the car starts - sort of - it needs a second to warm up, I check the clock on my phone, 4 minutes have passed since I woke up, I put the phone away, the car is ready to go, reverse, swing, drive, drive, drive, drive, negotiating traffic, indicate, brake, accelerate, indicate, accelerate, red light, brake, sit, stare, scratch the back of my right hand with my left hand, shift in the seat slightly, look at the car next to me...............

Green light. Go.

I go.

Arrive at work, pull into carpark, look at the clock. 1 minute la...

It's 1 minute past two hours before work starts.

Oops.

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