I know several people, Sherry and Violet included, whose alarm clocks are set to uneven times, like 8:13am or 7:26am. I know other folks who, if, when setting their alarm clocks “miss” the time they were aiming for, just leave it wherever it stops, so they get up at 6:31am or nap til 5:17pm.
I typically get up at 6:30am. My alarm clock is set for 6:30am. I nap til 5:00pm, or whatever time I need to get up. If I am setting the clock and “miss” the right time, yes, I will let it go around again and make sure I catch the zero at the end the next time. I ponder nap lengths in advance (if there’s a specific time I need to wake up by) in 15 minute increments. This is necessary.
If I woke up at 7:26am it would throw off my whole day. I’d feel… off-kilter. Late. Something. And I’d miss the radio station news blurb that happens at regular intervals, and might end up getting up with some god-awful power pop ballad stuck in my head. (Local station… leaves something to be desired…)
Which would be far more awful.