I am an extremely heavy sleeper. Once I'm asleep, it's very difficult to wake me. I've slept through severe weather, hour and a half college classes, and the sounds of a colicky infant. I'm one of the lucky ones. My older brother, on the other hand, is a very light sleeper. He closes his door and blacks out his windows when he goes to sleep. Any additional light or noise will wake him. It's a little ridiculous, but that's him.
Well, recently he decided to change some settings on his phone. He stuck with the same alarm setting, but he got cool new ringtones and text message tones. When he gets a call now, he hears the theme song from Walker, Texas Ranger ("In the eyes of the ranger, the unsuspecting stranger..."). And I'll admit, that's pretty awesome. But his text message tone is now an audio clip of Arnold Schwarzenegger yelling "GET TO THE CHOPPA!" (Predator, 1987) And that would be cool if not for the fact that it's very jarring when you're not ready for it.
So one afternoon, my brother took a nap. And by chance, I texted him. He didn't text me back. But he immediately called me, completely out of breath. Apparently, I'd scared him. Or more accurately, Arnold Schwarzenegger had scared him. And we both had a good laugh about it (my brother and me, not Arnold and me).
And I noticed that he didn't say anything about changing his text tone back to what it was. And I know my brother's schedule pretty well. So the next morning at 6:00am when I got up, I texted him again, knowing full well that he'd be sound asleep. And all I said in the text was "you awake?" And he responded, "WELL I AM NOW!" He changed his settings that day.
(P.S. - If you don't know what that audio clip sounds like, just Google "get to the choppa clip" and enjoy.)