Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Poke, a roar and a whistle!!



Back to school and off to nap...yes! thats what I assumed I should do...sleep off all the fatigue of the vacation. My vacation has begun now :D Packed off the kids to school and jumped right into bed to take a quick nap of 15 minutes... ( I just thought, I shouldn't feel guilty, so 15 minutes was great for that) ...I had been dreaming of that blissful sleep, the warm quilt ( yes, its back to that here now, after a few rains...) and la la land...when, a sudden roar shook me up...opened one eye and squinted to my left...the thought of opening both eyes, might ruin that sleep isn't it...so one eye it was. Gosh!!!!!! It was the super snorer in action....



Why oh why!!!!


I'm always being interrupted ...

first it is the phone calls....


2 hours I sit there , read the newspappers, breakfast, housework.....and just when I gently acrobat my head to the cushion....the shrill rirrrrng of the phone interrupts...look around for that damn phone, only to hear it ringing yards away from me...normally if you talk while in the same position there is every chance you could nod back off...but I have no such luck....the phone it was... miles away.
Phone call handled , I came back...and started the ruckus all over ...and this time to be heckled by the calling bell....if you were to even listen to this stupid bell that I have at home....grrrrrr....keeech, kch kch kch kch.....i'd kill Bin Laden to mute that..
Gave up the whole circus, and looked at the 'blissful other half of the couple phrase', my hubby....and thought that the best place would be right there next to him...if he can sleep so blissfully in spite of all these interruptions...so could I...and did just that ...snuggled up to his side and smilingly , gingerly rested my head...the traffic was roaring , ( it always gets amiplified in whichever house, or place I sleep in :( ...) , buses screeching right over the speed breaker that was located right near our gate...but they have never disturbed me...wonder why??



But one roar from my side...i'm right up with a vengeance...and poking his sides...as if he even knows what he was doing...'Turn on your side and sleep' I roared back....a few seconds later the waves shook all over again....they sounded more like some jet planes whizzing past...aaccckkk....one more poke...to a 'non feeling tummy tyre'...and started my analysis instead........I do that always , think my life to bits , even here amidst my attempts to nap too..



Have anyone ever thought , why the snorer always gets poked and pushed around, but those screeching vehicles outside your doorstep just gets a 'bah!!! so noisy' reaction?

While on train journeys, the chug chug of the train is much less disturbing than the snore from the guy in the berth 100 feet away????




You always get stuck next to a guy who wants to snore on a flight and not next to that tall, handsome single guy reading the latest bestseller?



Ever wondered why men snore more often after they get married???




Is it easier to react to the poor hubby sleeping by your side and who in his sleep will not even respond.. :D?



I found a great solution...












I just got up , made myself some tea..and read a book...

28 comments:

Keshi said...

I hate answering calls at home. I absolutely hate it when the phone rings. LOL!

Keshi.

Sumana said...

hey prats that was one funny irritating thing to happen when you want to rest for a few. But i tell ya, the other solution would be to start snoring yourself.

Ps said...

:) Wonderful solution--if you can't beat them RUN!!!! :)

--xh-- said...

whn i really fel like sleeping, i just ignore the fone... sometimes i mute it, or put it away... thnakfully, never havd to slep near a snoring guy/gal till nw...
whn u very badly want to fall asleep and whn u gets disturbed just before you fall asleep, i feel like i can kill the one who is intrupting me... :)

the last resort you found out was actually good :-D

sahana said...

its like "whose hubby is a louder snorer?" kind of situation.
mine did not believe for years that he is a snorer.so i had to record his 40 piece orchestra and make him hearit.when he still did not believe it,i had to videotape the symphony!
next time,u want uniterrupted sleep, rent a room in some hotel,thats the only way u might get some sleep
if u want a cheaper soln,try ear plugs!

Somebody Else said...

Ooooh. Light sleeper aa? tsk tsk.

b said...

Here's the thing, I found out I snore too? :( Then my husband passed out in the kitchen from dehydration while we were in Arizona this winter. He has to drink lots of water because of the medication he drinks and was not doing it. It is just wonderful...lots of water = no snoring. Yes, you can believe it!!!

b

keith hillman said...

We men are just misunderstood. Snoring equals contentment. You should take his snoring as a compliment.

brocasarea said...

hmm...my mother also has the same problem!!:(....when i sleep i just disconnect the landline and switch off my mobile!!!

uma kumar said...

hey
some tips to (help u...us..me too in the same boat...)
switch off the phone...put it of the hook...
call bell -cut the electricity connection for a while

and about the hubby part....sleep in the next room

but sleep...dont read books...u hardly get time to rest

Madhumita. said...

I have a resident snorer (roarer) as well. Tried pinching instead of a gentle prod?? :))

Joy said...

Funny post. I think your solution is the best.

J said...

Did you try listening to the ipod and going off to sleep??

I bet you, you'll have loads of missed calls like I do :D

Compassion Unlimitted said...

wonderful solution !! As long as you didnt make another cup and give a wash down on hubbys face !!
Does clothes clip work ,I wonder !!
TC
CU

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Ziah said...

sometime back there was this product called y-snore. It was supposed to fix snoring!!:) You should give the hubby impromptu gifts like these... then go the whole yards and drop it down his nose...:)

WhatsInAName said...

ROFL at the solution! :))
I know one more solution. Try snoring louder than him ! Tit for ta! Howzatttt!

Tys on Ice said...

its all a conspiracy...we men dont snore...u gals are just cooking the whole thing up...we have never heard it ourselves and so we just dont believe it...infact i think iam a quite sleeper...always did wonder why i find my wife sleeping on the living room couch every morning...bad back i guess

Aarthi said...

Hey you know what I've got a solution...they sell something called as 'Snore stopper!!!' in Sydney..I got it for ma parents...and when dad snores mum can hang it in his nose and when mum does dad can do it...donno how effective it is..It'll be in the shape of a Omega/semi circle...but dad n mum haven't used it yet as they got used to each other's snoring noise that they cldn't sleep properly w/o that!!!!!!!

Prats said...

@keshi How I wish I could switch off like that too...but with kids at school and very injury prone sons, i'm always on a livewire...

@sumana hehe....I think in my entire life I must have snored only once, and that was recored by my dear hubby and replayed like he had won some trophy...grrrrrr and all I had done was some mild purring

Prats said...

@ps....lol!!! and RUN I did :)

@ xh such lucky people...i'm not even going to start the cribbing session .....

@sahana oh yes! we always do that , just tp prove to him that we are always right...but so far nothing has worked...and it gets louder with age :(

Prats said...

@somebody else...totally.....and thats where rises the eternal problem...

@b Really, wow!!! maybe I should try that on him...it might work..thanks B :)

@keith compliment???? contentment...aaawww....all nice only in words...but when it comes to sleeping..it sweeps your backsides off :(

Prats said...

@brocasarea...oh I remember doing that a lot while in college too...it was such blissful times...but now , no such luck...

@uma kumar....i've tried most things...and yes taking naps in the afternoon when they are away was the best solution

Prats said...

@madhu...heheh....in all the half sleep states...I could never get to grab a bit of the fats hiding beneath their skins....hehh

@j If I listen to music...i'm up listening....and not sleeping...grrr

Prats said...

@cu....I am a cribber and total whine pot...but hot tea....havent had the guts to think along that line..and moreover its my bedclothes and then i'm the one who'll land up suffering the stains :(

Prats said...

@ray hey sure will look that link up...thanks

@ziah...sounds a good idea...but do u think he'll even bother to use it??? he wont, cos he never accepts he snores ....

@WIAN heheh ...but the soudns never reach those decibels other then when awake...

Prats said...

@tys...aaawww...now they coem out in the open...and who says you don't??? we have recordings to prove it....and just maybe, the wifey did prefer the couch, cos she loved the cushions there???

@aarthi...heheh that sounds like some name...should try getting it...but the effort would be far harder than just sleeping in the next room :)

yaeecks veens is here said...

i dnt want to laugh at yur dilemma! :D

but hehehehe! can't elp it Prats :D

hehehe!

I m so much better...whatever... I can sleep in any kind of noise ... if i have mind set on the sleeping :D

lov..the way u put it :D

hehehe!