From a Night Owl
OK, Day Shifters, this blog is addressing you!
Us night people need to sleep too. Since we are awake at night, that leaves only the days to catch those Zzz.
We are awake at night so that you can have emergency services 24/7. You want fire fighters to show up when your house is blazing at 0100. You want the cops to come when someone tries to break into your house at 2300. And you want the hospital to be open at 0400 when you are having a heart attack.
Those services are available because us night people are awake and working the over night shifts. So, what does this have to do with you and why am I ranting?
Please, be respectful. You expect that we will be quiet during the night hours while you are sleeping so that you can get up at the ass crack of dawn and go to work. I am just asking for the same in return. Be quiet during the day. I’m not saying that you need to tippy toe around, but remeber that there are people living around you and they don’t care what you’re watching on TV. I don’t care what your favorite music is. So, please, don’t share it with me by blasting the speakers until I can feel the music vibrating through my bones.
Additionally, don’t expect us to be social at 1000. It ain’t happening. That would be like asking you to be social at 2200 after you have worked 12 hours and just got home at 2000. You are likely to want to get some sleep. Me too! So, don’t get cranky when I say that I can’t hang out with you because I need sleep.
Do you really want a sleep deprived cop/nurse/fire fighter/doctor helping you during a crisis? If not, respect the night owls around and help us with getting the beauty sleep we need!
Rant over. Thanks.