“An hour early” was a form of birthday present at my Boarding School. It was not really a present; it was more like a plank!
This involved changing his clocks, watches to an hour early while he is fast at sleep. So he would get up an hour early!
I don’t know if this still exist amongst modern boarding schools but this is a classic.
Of course I did get the same treatment. But I made them work hard! As in those days I never took off my watch, so it wasn’t easy for them to change the time on my watch without waking me up.
So they did, and so I did wake up at an hour early. While I was getting dress and ready for Breakfast, I was surprised that no one was up, everyone was still asleep. I turned on the radio a little to find out that I have been done. My roommates were pretending to be sleeping and started to laugh at me.
I said “You bast@rds!”, before I burst out laughing too!
I know I soon be another year older. Although I don’t have any roommates, but this morning the time on my alarm clock was set to an hour early. It must be me during my sleep! As I was about to leave the flat, I noticed the real time from another clock. I was done… by myself!
Happy Birthday to myself then, my inner self send me a present, thank you! LOL!
It means that I am at work an hour early, so I am finishing early, after all its date night on Monday nights!