I've had the same alarm clock/radio for about 10 years, and it still wakes me up instantly every day. The noise it emits penetrates my skull, twists my nerves, and sends a pulse of rage throughout my body. After being interrupted from a peaceful sleep, the only thing I can think of is extinguishing that awful sound.
My father, who has the same kind of alarm clock, said that it gives him the urge to kill. The perfect, pulsating alarm that GE invented must have caused hundreds of violent acts over the years. I imagine that if I had to listen to that sound all day, I'd burn down the house and strangle anyone within view.
Here's a short clip of what I hear every day:Shut that alarm!!!