So the topic of today is the most cruel things that can happen to you in the morning.

I'm talking about rude awakenings, short of all the usual ones you hear about (about so-and-so having disappeared, or stolen everything you own). Those are more along the lines of devastating. What I want to hear about is the cruelties of actually waking up.

Here's what I think is the most cruel thing that can happen in the morning:

Waking up with a jolt, thinking you've overslept, only to realize that your alarm has not even gone off, and then you can't fall back asleep.

Now, how about you?