As most of you know, I am early bird ... waking up that is. And also going to bed. I guess that goes hand in hand, coz I am usually so tired by evening, due to the super early wakes. But the stomach clock is such, that I cant seem to change it. Only way is to move to somewhere like Sydney or Melbourne, then my timing will be just right!
I am also a light sleeper. Any small sound, and I am awake. My baby (ok she's not a baby anymore, she's already 5+) only has to turn in her bed, and I am awake.
So what is this with people calling or messaging late at night. Ok, it may not be all that late for you night owls, but it is for us early birds.
I think there should be no calls or messages after 9pm. Why 9pm? Coz thats when I send my kids up to bed ... and I also prepare for my snooze. And everyone should have some personal time with their loved ones without any interruptions!!
My son has a classmate that used to call every night past 9pm (sometimes as late as 11pm), only to be told that N has already gone to bed. Fortunately, I think, he has gotten the message and calls less frequently at that hour now.
Just 2 nights ago, one of N's schoolmates' Mum messaged me at past 10pm. I had already gone to bed, but being the light sleeper, heard my phone buzz and went to read the message. She wanted some information on the meeting place and time in school for the children. I duly gave her the answer, and was about to go back to bed, when she decided to reply to my response ... coz she was unhappy with the teacher!! I was like "What?" I tried to cut her off with my curt replies (coz, why take it out on me when you are unhappy with the teacher?? And please, you are depriving me of my beauty sleep) but she still continued with her messages, expressing unhappiness with the arrangements, etc (in total about 6). Fortunately she too decided to call it a day at around 11pm. But I thought that was too much, dont you think?
Then again last night, I had a housing agent call me on my mobile at 10pm, coz he needed to get something done. He apologised for calling so late, blaming it on his busy schedule throughout the day, but HEY! I too had a busy day and want my peace, quiet and personal time. Cant it wait till the next morning?
My friends hardly call me at that hour, coz they know I need my quiet time. And I think acquaintances shouldnt call at that hour too. In fact I personally think that no one should call or message (AND expect an answer) after 9pm ... unless its an emergency.
(Guess you can tell from this post that a sleepy person is a grumpy person!)