Do you hate mornings and delay the inevitable moment when your head must be separated from the pillow? If so, then you probably have a love-hate relationship with your alarm clock.
But how would you feel if your alarm clock took revenge and punished you for not switching it off?
An American inventor has created a bizarre alarm clock which shreds your money if you fail to get up to turn it off.
The weird machine was the brainchild of Rich Olson, who combined a Sparkfun Clockit (a basic alarm clock with a buzzer) with a USB powered paper shredder.
If the alarm is not turned off within a few seconds, it destroys a one dollar bill.
Mr Olson posted a clip of his creation on YouTube where it received a mixed reception.
Some viewers were worried it could be a federal offence to destroy banknotes.
The inventor appeared to be unruffled, and commented, “To all those saying the feds are going to take me away – I’m not that concerned.”
See a vid of the alarm clock in action: