Tell us, dear LDV readers: what gets you up in the mornings?

With apologies to those of you with real jobs that in some way involve, y’know, actual graft – nurses, retailers, premiership footballers – but for many of us with cushy office jobs, this Monday morning marks the return to our desks after over a fortnight’s holiday. And, boy, does it hurt.

Politicians, though, are a different breed it seems. Labour politicians especially appear hyperactive in their frantic eagerness to interfere in everyone’s lives I mean, save the world erm, sorry, help us ungrateful citizens. Far from dreading the alarm clock’s fascist sirens, they’re up with the larks, with a spring in their step. Here are just a few random examples…

Tony Blair: “What gets me up in the morning, and still gets me up in the morning, are the improvements in the basic issues that affect people’s lives.” (Sept. 2004)

David Miliband: “Social justice is what gets me up in the morning.” (March 2007)

Gordon Brown: (April 2008)

“I get up in the morning saying this is the best job in the world.”

“I wake up in the morning thinking what we can do to help homeowners.”

“I wake up in the morning thinking what we can do to help… people who have got small businesses.”

“I wake up in the morning thinking what we can do to help… people looking for jobs.”

“I wake up in the morning thinking what we can do to help… people wanting opportunities so they can have better jobs for the future.”

Jacqui Smith: “What matters to me when I get up in the morning is thinking what am I going to do today to help the British people feel safer on the streets.” (Sept. 2008)

Their devotion to getting up in the morning for all our sakes does them proud. And prompts me, this Monday morning, to ask the question which headlines this post – what gets you up in the mornings? And why? Please tell me.

Please :(

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23 Comments

  • Were it not for my alarm there are certainly some mornings that I woudl not get up at all!

  • Ditto what Alix said!

  • My bladder.

  • Life’s too short to lie about in bed (by oneself anyway). So get up and get on with it.

  • The crows in the trees outside my window.

  • gordon-bennett 5th Jan '09 - 2:06pm

    What gets me up in the morning?

    Viagra.

  • Alfred T Mahan 5th Jan '09 - 2:08pm

    Hearing McMental on the radio gets up me in the morning – and every other time of day.

  • The Today programme for me, too.

    It’s a bit random whether it’ll be John Humphries or someone they’re interviewing who’ll annoy me, but one way or another someone will be so annoying that going for a shower is preferable to staying in bed and listening to them.

  • There’s no snooze button on a cat that wants its breakfast

    😉

  • LUNCH

  • I want to go to University. Simple. 😛

  • Roger Pearse 6th Jan '09 - 12:51pm

    Gordon Brown gets me up in the morning. If he didn’t take so much of my income in tax, I wouldn’t have to spend so much of my life working for others in order to live.

  • I get up and think of Gordon and then ask “Dear God….when will he just GO”

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