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June 9th, 2001

The Art of Snoozing

Snoozing is an art. And I think I may be Picasso.

Though I don’t have an answer as to why most snooze buttons will give you nine minutes more time before the next alarm, I can say that without the mighty snooze button, I’d be a grumpy, grumpy person. For instance, I had set today’s alarm so I would remember to get up and write my Ping for the day — but I snoozed every nine minutes for an hour before I actually got out of bed. I feel much more lucid than if I were to just get up the first time an alarm went off.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going back to bed for another nine minutes. Or some multiple thereof. -ram

Posted in Everyday Life

FROM: Robert
DATE: Saturday June 9, 2001 -- 10:41:05AM
Nine more minutes on the 9th! That's all a growing boy could ever ask for.



FROM: Terry M.
DATE: Saturday June 9, 2001 -- 11:07:04AM
Here we go: http://www.straightdope.com/columns/991126.html

But my personal theory is that if it went 6:00, 6:10, 6:20 the numbers would not be different enough and it would seem the same time forever.



FROM: Paul
DATE: Sunday June 10, 2001 -- 9:45:58PM
I have never, ever used snooze.

This causes much pain and grief when I'm accompanied in bed, I would imagine, but when I'm up I'm generally up. The snooze feature, to me, is a cruel taunt. "Go ahead and go back to sleep, you fool - I'll only wake you again in nine minutes!"



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