Monday, January 25, 2016

"What is the worst possible way to be woken up?"

Reddit top voted answers...
My friends dad woke him up once by pouring a gas can on him. When my friend realized what was going on, his dad was lighting a match and threw it at him.... The gas can was filled with water. Never overslept for school again.
I was sleeping on an air mattress & my friend dove onto the other side of the mattress, bouncing me up into the air. I woke up not touching the ground, weightless, falling. It sure got the adrenaline going.
Waking up from a 9 year coma to find you're in a hospital in Cyprus, and armed men are slaughtering the entire staff and patient base in an attempt to assure your death that should have come long ago.
By an alarm, 7:30 am on a monday morning
For those who have dogs or cats: "The sound of GUH GUH GUH GUH" as your dog is about to throw up all over your bed or your floor.

14 comments:

AllenS said...

When someone yells "INCOMING!"

deborah said...

Have you ever hit the deck after a really loud noise, like a close thunder clap? My dad did once.

Chip Ahoy said...

Those are all pretty awful.

bagoh20 said...

By Satan whispering in your ear that today is the first day of the rest of your afterlife.

chickelit said...

I woke up from dream the other day only to learn something banal. My dreams are usually inspiring and insightful. I was dreaming along for what seems like hours (but probably minutes), trying to the remember the name of someone from my past. But I could not and must have named a thousand dead ends. When I awoke, I instantly remembered the name I was seeking. That was a "duh" moment: we don't have full conscious awareness while asleep.

MamaM said...

At the risk of going Carol Herman here, waking up to one's water breaking is a definite start.

With the male response to being shaken awake with that news being "Oh Shit!" It was a two for one moment, or maybe a three for one, as the waves started rolling for the little one inside as well. "Wake up, it's your birthday, and it's going to be a helluva ride!"

ndspinelli said...

That will stain a mattress!

john said...

The dogs. One or the other. About 3AM is their favorite puke time.

MamaM said...

That will stain a mattress!

Not if it is wisely covered ahead of time, which it was. However, being prepared for that did not mean I was ready for the rest of what waking up to that reality involved. There are different levels of waking, with some still being experienced thirty years later!

Dog puke is worse that cat toss as it tends to involve more coverage and happen in places close to the master, while cats are content to hork under the bed. Never a good sound to wake to, either way.

Close behind that is hearing a child's plaintive, "I don't feel good" close to your ear in the middle of the night, as chances are good more will follow there too.

William said...

I can't top any of those, but I did have one fairly unpleasant experience. A mirror fell off the wall and broke with a loud crack. I woke up suddenly. The bed was covered in shards of glass.. I wasn't quite sure what happened but I was very scared. I wasn't sure if I was bleeding or if I would cut myself if I attempted to move........Fortunately I wasn't hurt at all. Shame about the wife though.

Lem said...

My Cousin Vinny had a wake up scene .. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uYoYPJ5uwFg

Dad Bones said...

This isn't the worst way but a fire down the street woke me up about an hour ago. Smoke, sirens, flashing lights. Got it under control it seems. The worst way to wake up would be my little crib up in flames.

Steg said...

One New Years Eve I spent in NYC with a group of friends. We crashed at one's aunt's place after the party. Two of us got couches (me and another), the other two split the giant king sized bed.

I was up first because I was excited to mess with people. Everyone else still asleep, I went to the bedroom- ran and jumped right into the middle of the bed- flinging the two sleeping into the air.

One of them promptly righted himself and punched me squarely in the nose, and I bled all over those nice white sheets.

Good times.

Amartel said...

Waking up during surgery. Afterward is bad enough (the nausea and the dread) but during? That sucks. Also, waking up on an airplane because of turbulence. My airplane dreams are already vividly screamingdeathcentric, I don't need outside assistance from motherfucking nature.