You know what'll wake you up quick-like? How about getting up, getting dressed, showering, getting ready to TA your 8am section, and then picking up your watch that tells you it's 7:56am?
I ran out the door and hopped on my bike. The ride takes 15-20 minutes usually. I was going to make record time.
As I rode, I cursed and wailed about my taking too long in the shower heating my shoulder (still hurts! grrr). Didn't I have plenty of time when I woke up? What would I say to the students waiting for me? Surely some will have left already. What should I do about this week's content? I built a quiz for today, what do I do with that?
I made it to class in about ten minutes - Jogged up the stairs two at a time(third floor, natch). No time to go to the office and print out my lesson plan, I'll just have to wing it. Sweat pouring down my face, I swing open the door...
to silence. darkness. nothing.
My watch was an hour fast. I don't know why. I don't know how. It just was. Anyway, I was 100%+ awake by then and had a nice 50 minutes to refine my lesson and come up with a good excuse for not having their papers graded yet.