I may have to stop using Radio 4 as my wake up call. It seeps into my consciousness from 7am, filling my head with all the horrible goings on in the world. Twice this week I’ve wanted to emigrate before I even got out of bed, after listening to the Today Programme on behalf of the country’s media colluding with the government in chipping away at our institutions, hearing that America is about to go to war with Russia, and that the Labour Party is imploding.
It’s not the shorter days that are making me sad.
I know what you mean (apart from the Labour Party bit – they get no sympathy from me, as I’ll be voting BURP at the next election), although at 7am I usually prefer the idea of emigrating whilst remaining *in* bed.
Agreed, Radio 4 in the morning just makes me grumpy. I’ve abandoned it, I need happy in my life, not doom!
I don’t use the radio as an alarm but I often but it on whilst getting ready. This means I often end up accidentally listening to thought for the day. It’s a little like watching a murder mystery trying to work out how they will pretend Jesus is relevant some issue of the day.
Often the big interview is at about drive to work time so it’s not unusual for me to arrive seething having just being shouting at the radio thanks to Gove/ Hunt/ Shapps etc.
I’m not sure I can quite bring myself to give it up, though I don’t really know why.