’19 A To Z Challenge – S

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The judge asked the accused in a paternity suit, “Have you ever slept with this woman?”
He replied, “Not a wink, Your Honor! Not a wink!”


Without even thinking about it (and that’s what causes problems) most people expect social conformity.

Despite my liking for archaic language, there are just some 19th century insults that should not be brought back. Have you ever been called a


a lazy person who stays in bed long after the usual time for arising

Neither have I. Not quite.

Late one Sunday night (by my calculations), about 4:30 AM, I walked down to the end of my driveway to pick up Monday’s newspaper. I arrived at the same time as my neighbor across the street, who was putting out Monday’s garbage.

Full of perk, and perhaps perked coffee, he brightly said, “Oh, I see that you’re up early too. I have to drive to Ottawa today (5/6 hours), so I thought I’d get an early start.”

I told him that I wasn’t getting up. I was about to go to bed at 5:00 AM, and would be back up at 1 PM. “You sleep in till 1 o’clock??! How in Hell do you get anything done?” I had just spent four quiet, productive hours – half a workday – on the computer. It was fine for him to modify and set his sleep hours, getting up at 4 AM, rather than at 7:00, to suit his needs, but he felt that I was wasting time by doing the same thing, to fit my schedule and my usual time.

There was no ASSUME here. The only ass was the one trapped in a car for hours, while I recharged my energy in a nice soft bed. He didn’t make me into one. 😯

Now that I’m awake again, feel free to comment.   😀

8 thoughts on “’19 A To Z Challenge – S

  1. Rivergirl says:

    I haven’t heard that word for years… but as a teenager it was part of my aunt’s daily greeting. Funny how we attribute sloth to sleep. We all need it and few of us ever get enough.


    • Archon's Den says:

      I’ve never heard it used, and I don’t think I’ve ever actually read it in any prose – only dictionary, and word-use articles.
      Yeah. If you’re sleeping, while I’m working, You must be lazy, even though I sleep while you work. 😕

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  2. 1jaded1 says:

    o_O to him (that’s me being polite).


  3. Dale says:

    I can be a slugabed when the occasion calls for it 😉
    However, who is he to judge your personal clock?


  4. I have been trying the Navy Seal sleep plan of waking up at 4:00 a.m. each day, and at about 8:30 p.m. I call it a night. It allows me to see both the sunrise and the sunset each day. I definitely feel like I get more done in those first few hours each morning. However, at night I don’t accomplish much. I have tried the NASA 26-minute and 40-minute naps with some success, but they haven’t worked as well as advertised. I do sometimes get great results with the 10 to 20 minute ‘trucker nap’ though. On occasion even a one-minute astronaut micronap gives me bursts of energy, which I find interesting. Some people drink coffee right before a quick nap, which is an interesting method too.


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