The alarm failed to wake him up, as did the first three phone calls. The fourth one managed to make him groggily roll over. One eye managing to see the time was enough to fully wake him up in terror.
He madly rushed to work, where he was supposed to meet with a playground equipment company in hopes of getting them to sign up for advertising.
He bluffed his way through the meeting enough to fool them, but not enough to fool his boss, and was fired over it.
But he met his future wife at his first job interview.