2008-12-07

Oh, what a night!

I hate having insomnia. What I hate even more are the nights when I get inside my own head and start stirring up the dust. Opening drawers and cupboards that have been left closed for good reason.

I had one of those nights last night and I am exhausted today! All of my muscles ache from tension and my nerves are screaming. If my nerves were bedding, they would pass even the most stringent of military inspections. When you are lying in bed with all of your muscles tensed up, do you actually hover? I know you don't sleep or even rest. On the other hand, if my nerves generated a shield (like around the Enterprise) no quarters would touch me.

Why does the military make their beds so tight you can bounce a quarter? Is there actually a purpose or is it just a tool to shape men & women into obedient automatons soldiers? Really, it is not like the country will be defeated if the beds aren't made! I can't see the Hitlers and Bin Ladens of the world chortling over an unmade bed, rubbing their hands together in evil glee "we are going to rule the world, there are unmade beds in the barracks over there!"

And why are people not curious? One of the new tenants called a while ago, saying there was no power in the living room wall outlet. They had checked the breakers (at least) and they were all on! Our maintenance fellow went to check it out and pointed out the fact that the outlet was controlled by the light switch on the wall - the one that has no other purpose. When you see a light switch and no light fixture, do you not automatically assume that the switch controls an outlet? It is not there for decoration! I then found out that the tenant has lived in the complex before...for years and has just moved back in! WTF did he think the light switch was for in his other suite? I won't even start on the people that don't know how to flip a breaker!

Well, I must go off to work, have a good day all.

13 comments:

David Cranmer said...

I do not miss those old Army cots I slept on... Also, I was terrible at making hospital corners and I would come back to a ripped apart bed courtesy of the drill sergeant.

Leah J. Utas said...

I hate it when the dust gets stirred up. No good ever comes of it.
As far as the tenant vs light switch I have many things to say none of which are fit for the blogosphere.
That said, not everyone thinks in ther same way as we do and wouldn't necessarily make the leap.
And that said, I'd be at least curious if I saw a random light switch. I would flick it at least once to see what happened.

Reb said...

David, I can believe those cots would be terrible to sleep on. Do you still make hospital corners though?

Leah, you're right there. Some ppl just have no curiosity I guess.

the Bag Lady said...

Sheesh, you'd think the Bag Lady had been in the Army - she cannot NOT make her bed! :)
Well, actually, she has to make it because the Princess likes to sleep on it, but she won't if it's not made. And before you say it, yes, it would keep her off the bed if it was never made, but she won't leave the Bag Lady alone until she can sleep on the bed....~~sigh~~

Terrie Farley Moran said...

Hi Reb,

May you have a great night's sleep tonight.

Terrie

Reb said...

Sis, no, we just had our mother! But we do make wicked hospital corners ;) Sibu doesn't care one way or the other.

Terry, thanks, I think I will sleep well.

Hilary said...

Lack of sleep makes everything raw. I hope your sleep improves and the dust settles.

kcinnova said...

Stirring up dust only makes me cough and gag.
Hope you get some good sleep SOON!

As far as the military? Perhaps it has something to do with learning to follow orders to a "T"? This would be important in crisis situations, like say...war. Just guessing here.

Reb said...

Hilary, yes, it does.

Kcinnova,me too, my nose gets all stuffy... ;) I know the bed thing is a tool, it is just that it seems really silly.

Clare2e said...

I hate not sleeping even more than I hate stupid people.

Reb said...

Clare...that's a really close race, but yes, I think so. ;)

Barbara Martin said...

Deb, have you read Eckhart Tolle's book: The New Earth. It may help you with your memory baggage.

Reb said...

Barbara, no, I'll have to check that out.