Tool of the Devil


Today’s Quote: “During my three years in Vietnam, I certainly heard plenty of last words by dying American footsoldiers. Not one of them, however, had illusions that he had somehow accomplished something worthwhile in the process of making the Supreme Sacrifice.” — Kurt Vonnegut, Hocus Pocus, 1990


My greatest challenge this week has been getting out of bed. I’ve concluded the snooze button is an instrument of the Devil himself. The alarm goes off and you wake up. It’s still dark and the Devil says, “Go ahead, hit the snooze button and sleep a few more minutes. What’s a few minutes?” Before you know it, you’re looking at the clock through bleary eyes and realize that you need to leave for work in 30 minutes. You hope you don’t smell too bad because you haven’t time for a shower and you rationalize that it’s only a day’s growth so you really don’t have to shave. Breakfast? Forget it, maybe you can grab a donut in the break room once you get there.

Then it’s time to get out the door. Where are your keys? Your sunglasses? Your ID badge? Before you know it, you’re running late and there’s an accident or road construction on the freeway so now you’re running even later.

Yea, verily, I tell you. The snooze button is the Devil’s tool, the technology of the Dark Side. Really, how useful is the snooze button? What purpose does sleeping a few extra minutes serve? All it does is enable our laziness.


Golden_Grass_(The_Grass_Roots)Song: Midnight Confessions
Artist: The Grassroots
Album: Golden Grass
Year: 1968
The band went by The Grass Roots and The Grassroots at various times in their career.

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Author: Rick

I'm a simple man, trying to make my way in the universe.