"Why? You HAVE one," I said, still smarting from a $1200 car repair bill for our 12-year-old minivan.
"Yes, but I can't set the alarm," Brian said. "I push the hour button and nothing happens."
"Darn it, these clocks always break!" I ranted. "I can't even TELL you how many times I've spent 10 or even 15 dollars on these things, and they never last! I mean, what's the point of even trying another one?"
"MOM," my preternaturally patient teen said, "maybe if you bought one that costs MORE than $15, it might work?"
You know, the kid might have a point. I mean, I keep forgetting it isn't 1988 anymore. So we went on Amazon and spent a whopping $23 on an alarm clock.
|Very futuristic looking. I can't figure out how the numbers get on there.|
And it better work, or no one in this house is ever getting a new clock again.