There really should be something a person can do to eliminate unimportant middle of the night phone calls or texts.
I don’t mean ones from family or friends. By all means, if they need me or us, call or text.
Wrong numbers don’t even terribly bother me, because I tell myself maybe that person is in need. Although, they should have their important people on speed dial.
I don’t want to stray from my point. I just want to take a minute to have a little rant.
It was shortly after 11:00pm last night when Mister and I went to bed.
At 12:22am. Mister turned his bedside light on and asked if I was going to answer the phone, which sleeps on my side table. I was in the mist of one of those sleeps where the single ding from the incoming message fit right into my dream.
Now, with my heart in my throat I sat up and reached for it. Middle of the night stuff is usually not good news.
All I could see without my glasses was that it was a text message. I keep a pair of drugstore readers handy, but of course this time they didn’t bring the words into focus.
So, off I went to retrieve my glasses from the living room where they spend their nights. Mister patiently waited to find out what was up, because he also leaves his prescription glasses in the living room so even though he tried he couldn’t read the screen either.
The text was a notification from the automated service our home real estate company uses to book showings. Did we really need to know and confirm this appointment at 12:30am., a day and a half before the requested showing.
My biggest issue is once I’m woken, I’m awake and up. So it was very early coffee and cookies for me this morning. I did manage a hour or so nap on the couch before the sun came up. Mister even had had trouble falling back to sleep. He had to sit in his recliner for a bit before he headed back to bed.
Why oh why would these automated pre-recorded reminders or notifications some businesses use be scheduled for the middle of the night?
So there’s my rant. You can bet I will be discussing this with our listing agent.
No matter where I am, I purposely take the phone with me to bed every night, incase there’s an emergency on our end or with family or friends.
I know there’s way more pressing issues in the world today, but what else was I to do in the wee hours of the morning besides write. I did play some computer games first.
How do you feel about getting woken up in the middle of the night?
Can you easily fall back asleep?