What keeps you up at night?


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What keeps you up at night?

Nothing really except intrusive, loud , high-pitched, whiny or buzzing  sounds  or voluble chatter near the occipital area and light falling directly on my retina. Hell! These sounds would have me going when I’m awake too! Yeah! You believe me!

Middle Seat: Sleep deficit factored in

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It turns out that your neighbour on the plane/bus/train (or the person sitting at the next table at the coffee shop) is a very, very
chatty tourist. Do you try to switch seats, go for a non-committal brief small talk, or make this person your new best friend?

I guess it depends on whether I have a sleep deficit to catch up with. If yes, then I’ll be off to slumber land in a jiffy and nothing can or should prevent me from enjoying a few hours of quiet and contentment away from the noisy pandemonium of everyday living.

If not, then why not? I am polite to a limit. But making this person my new best friend? That’s a stretch. It’ll take more than that, my friend!