I don't know a single person that is happy at the sound of their alarm clock going off in the morning...usually way earlier than you wish you could get up.

I am a snooze-alarm girl. I will find every logical reason when my alarm goes off to hit the snooze button three, four...even ten times!!!!!

But now someone has invented an alarm clock that WON'T LET YOU CHANGE YOUR MIND ABOUT GETTING UP!

And it could be the world's most exasperating alarm clock. Once it goes off, the only way you can shut it off is to get out of bed, go into another room ,and punch the day's date into a special keypad.

The loud sound it makes is designed to sound like a customer angrily banging on a concierge bell at a hotel.

This alarm clock is the brainchild of Paul Sammut, a 25-year-old engineer who lives in Hoboken. He started working on it because he said it was too hard to get up and make it to work on time. He wanted to make something that would force him to get out of bed at the time he had planned to when he set his alarm the night before.

So he thought back to high school and how his mother would force him out of bed...and he came up with the idea of this alarm clock which, in fact, forces you to get up to shut it off. AND it has no snooze button! AND if you try to pull the plug, a battery just takes over. AND if you try to re-set it as wake-up time approaches, you cannot!

There is, though, one way to shut off the alarm without getting up. And that is to smash and destroy it. But at $350...that would be a really expensive way to sleep in.

(Associated Press)