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Monday, May 12, 2008

Company curfew

When visiting someone, inevitably you have to follow house rules. Some of those include what you do, how you talk, and where you sleep. For me, it sometimes includes all three.

“Ok, I’m going to bed,” says B.

“Good night,” I reply as I watch TV.

“No, I’m going to bed.”


“No,” B pauses, “if I’m going to bed, so are you.” I look over at B.

“It’s 10. I never go to bed at 10.” What am I 8 years old? I usually go to sleep around 11:30 anyway. It’s not my problem B is tired. I’m not.

B turns around and goes to bed in a snit. Great, I did it. I pissed B off. Knowing what I have to do, I try to smooth things out.

I don’t understand why you have to do what the hosts want. True, they offered you their home and hospitality, but they should also be flexible with the needs and wants of their guests. This ain’t Hitler’s house.

Still, by 10:30, the lights are out and I’m in bed, doing something I was going to do later on in the night, anyway. I don’t sleep well that night because I feel like if I get up to watch some TV, B will be even more pissed in the morning.


Blogger Chris said...

Because, if you don't obey house rules, they will write shit about you on their blog.

I should know. I've come real close.

May 12, 2008 3:52 pm  
Blogger dit said...

chris has a more than good point.

May 12, 2008 8:34 pm  
Blogger Anonymous said...

i know what you mean, I cant sleep until 2am these days.

May 12, 2008 9:42 pm  
Blogger Random Thinker said...

i wouldn't care if you stayed up all night - or you could use the TV in the guest bedroom.

just don't blog about me going to bed at 9:30

May 12, 2008 9:52 pm  
Blogger about a boy said...

10pm sounds quite reasonable to this boy.

im usually in bed between 10 and 11...and then up at 5am. if i dont get at least 5 hours of sleep the circles under my eyes get circles.

May 13, 2008 3:14 pm  
Blogger Yet Another Steve said...

That does sound odd. Was the TV in the same room where B. was going to sleep? Or was B. just pretending to go to bed so you would and then he could get back up and watch something on a different channel? Oh the machinations.

May 19, 2008 10:05 pm  

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