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"Greeeeeg..." came a weak rattle. "Breaaakfassst..."

Greg looked out over the bar of the pass-through, to see Brigid in sweats, dragging herself painfully across the floor towards the kitchen.

"What ho, a zombie!" he said.

"Please," Brigid croaked, almost desperately, as she gripped at a stool leg to pull herself up. Her eyes were crunched in agony, but the rest of her face was completely slack as if it just took too much energy to have an expression. "I've got to get out of here by 7:30. Some moron set up an 8:00 proposal meeting ... I set four different alarms to get myself up ... I just had the fight of my life to roll out of bed onto the floor to get myself moving. God as my witness, I'll never say a bad thing about you again, if you'll just make something, anything, for breakfast. If I make it myself, it'll take forever! I've got to go by 7:30!"

Greg raised his eyebrows in apology. "I hate to tell you this," he said, as she succumbed to gravity again, "but it's 8:15."

There was a long moment of silence. "Fuck," Brigid said finally, and fell asleep on the rug.

-The Gneech

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oceansedge
Oct. 18th, 2007 01:12 pm (UTC)
Not a morning person...
aki_no_kaze
Oct. 18th, 2007 01:22 pm (UTC)
I don't think he hated telling her that in the least :)
dhlawrence
Oct. 18th, 2007 03:13 pm (UTC)
He probably knew that she wouldn't keep her promise of not saying anything bad about him again XD
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kylet
Oct. 18th, 2007 02:01 pm (UTC)
Oh, piffle. There's been days where I've been to the gym, grocery store, and car wash by 8:15. Sheesh!
torakiyoshi
Oct. 18th, 2007 03:30 pm (UTC)
Yeah! Morning is the best time of day to get things done!

Have the best

-=Kiyoshi
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frostdemn
Oct. 18th, 2007 02:37 pm (UTC)
Funny. That's sorta what happened to me except I have an 8:10 AM class and an hour and a half commute on good conditions.
radbaron
Oct. 18th, 2007 02:46 pm (UTC)
There's an 8 in the morning as well? Why is this the first I've heard of it? :)
radbaron
Oct. 18th, 2007 02:51 pm (UTC)
ps... Waldorf was the Muppet from the balcony, along with Statler
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huskyteer
Oct. 18th, 2007 03:08 pm (UTC)
I find this less believable than the other ficlets - it's a bit OTT. Maybe if Greg was relating it as an anecdote and exaggerating?

(But damn! it was funny!)
the_gneech
Oct. 18th, 2007 03:21 pm (UTC)
The irony is that it was based on a real event! :D

-TG
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dhlawrence
Oct. 18th, 2007 03:13 pm (UTC)
Been there, done that, still there, still doing it. 8:30 classes and a half-hour commute.
jedi_iwakura
Oct. 18th, 2007 05:16 pm (UTC)
"What, ho" would not be my initial response to a zombie in my kitchen. XD
susandeer
Oct. 18th, 2007 05:40 pm (UTC)
I had a more frantic morning last week. I had an 11am job interview. I had to catch the bus at about 10am. Phil usually gets up at 8:20 and is kissing me goodbye at 9, which is my signal to get up.

Only that day, he decided to sleep in a bit. I did not know this until he was kissing me good-bye and said, "Have a good sleep in!" "Can't," I muttered, gotta get ready and leave for an intervie-" I rolled over and looked at the clock. "Does that say 9:44?" "Yes, I'm running a little late." "A LITTLE LATE? SHIT!" "Wha? When do you need to leave?"

"In 2 minutes."

*blinkblink* "Go shower, I can be a bit later. I'll drive you there."

*much kissing of toes* I actually got there about the same time as the bus would have.
mammallamadevil
Oct. 18th, 2007 06:12 pm (UTC)
you people with body clocks are mutants!
who cares about morning, noon and night?

Caffeine is your friend.
Bright halogen lights are your friends.
Cipro mixed with massive doses of Iranian style tea also do wonders.
Life goes by the inbox and the ABC chimes from KGO at the top of the hour...

MLD
oceansedge
Oct. 18th, 2007 06:22 pm (UTC)
Re: you people with body clocks are mutants!
Caffeine and Adrenaline are perfectly acceptable substitutes for sleep.
hossblacksilver
Oct. 18th, 2007 11:13 pm (UTC)
I've also had times where I nodded off in my room in the afternoon. Left the light on, wake up, look at the clock and think 'Dear god, I'm late'. Only to realize when I finally wake up a few minutes later that I'm early, by ten, eleven hours or so. n_n
hbar98
Oct. 19th, 2007 02:26 pm (UTC)
Hehe, that sounds a lot like my old college roomie, Ben. Though I can get up early (heck, now that I work nights again, I'm always up early...) I'm not usually that chipper.
the_sedgwicks
Oct. 21st, 2007 08:37 pm (UTC)
I really liked this one. Charles has a couple of mornings like this. Then there was the time when the cat turned off the alarm clock...
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