# 2982 Wake Up the Right Side

Q. A bachur asked me to come to his room to wake him for vasikin. (Sun-rise minyan). I knew what room he was in, but due to the early hour and darkness when I entered the room I could not figure out what bed he is on (there are several people in the room). Am I allowed to wake a person who I think is this bachur, even though there is a small possibility that I am mistaken and it is someone else and I have no way of verifying due to the darkness?
If I woke (or may have woken) the wrong person, do I need to ask mechila, or should I avoid telling him anything since he will get angry at me (he doesn’t know it was me due to the darkness)?
A. Horav Aharon Miller Shlit’a suggested to ask the bochur who wants to be waken up, to place a recognizable item such as a towel or bathrobe at the end of his bed, to signal where he is sleeping.
Rabbi A. Bartfeld as advised by Horav Shlomo Miller and Horav Aharon Miller Shlit’a

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