The snooze button. Oh that tempting minx, giving us the promise of that extra five minutes or so of sleep . . . and we can hit it as many times as we like. But does the snooze button really help? Do you actually feel more rested after you've pressed that snooze button ten times and finally crawled out of bed an hour and a half later than planned? Probably not...
Meetings arranged before 9.30am. Why? Just . . . why?
Small talk before 9.30am. And not because you're in a meeting. (I have been known to take an alternative route to work if walking just to avoid running into anyone I know and having to start making conversation too early.)
External noise while you are still trying to sleep. Birds who think it's okay to start chirping the second a chink of daylight appears. Overly sensitive car alarms that go off the second a tiny breeze wafts past. Absolute arseholes who randomly press the buzzer to your flat, usually just as they walk up your street. Noises that probably have kicked in just as you've finally managed to fall into a half-decent sleep.
No caffeine. Don't even dare JOKE about this! There had better be caffeine. Caffeine is the only answer.
No breakfast. No long, leisurely breakfast for you - you have calculated exactly how long you need to the minute between finally getting out of bed and having to leave the house without being late. The only way you're getting a breakfast is if you were clever enough to make something up the night before, or you're planning to be really bad and swing by Mickey Ds for a hash brown or twenty. See also: no lunches. Same reason as above.
Transport woes. Whether you're walking, driving or taking public transport, there will be people put in your way seemingly just to try you. Learner driver pulling out slowly in front of you when you're already late for that 9.30 meeting, someone having a loud conversation on their phone (AND IN YOUR EAR) on the train, groups of people taking up the whole pavement and walking slowly so you can't overtake without risking your life walking on the road . . . they all seem to come out of the woodwork in the morning.
Weekends can be a write-off. You're so busy recovering from your "early starts" during the week and need to catch up on your sleep . . . so it's difficult to actually get out of bed and enjoy the weekend. THEN you're tired for the rest of the week due to oversleeping. Talk about a Catch-22 situation...
Any other issues that only people who are NOT morning people might understand?