I try to wake up my staff quite gently, like purring and head butting them in the morning. Today I was beginning to lose my temper since the secretary didn't seem to get my message at all. I was first laying on her feet and purring, then I moved on to her stomach and kept purring. No signs of waking up. Then I thought I should make myself chrystal clear somehow.
I installed myself on her pillow, and leaned heavily on the side of her head. AND kept purring. She said that her whole head resonated because I purred right into her ear. Score!!! She got up and gave me food. Feel free to try this at your homes friends!