The person who said, “There is no such thing as a dumb question” is one of three things: 1) naive, 2) over-the-top politically correct, or 3) a bachelor. “Are you asleep?” has to be one of the dumbest questions EV ver.
Let me set the stage for you. I’m an early-to-bed-early-to-rise person, so I’m always in bed and usually asleep before my wife of 44+ years comes to bed. I’m sound asleep, resting peacefully when a loudspeaker goes off in my ear, “Are you asleep?”. I bolt upright in bed, heart pounding, sweating profusely, totally confused and disoriented. “Huh, wha?” is all I can say. My wife is going about her business as if nothing happened. C’mon! What’s wrong with a gentle nudge or a soft “psst”?
About the time I start to come to my senses, I hear the most annoying question EV ver: “Were you asleep?” Uh, no honey, I was just thinking how nice it would be to have someone to talk to. Seriously?
Before the ringing in my ear stops and my head sinks to the pillow trying to nestle in that soft warm spot I just left, my wife begins a litany of small talk. Quiet, peaceful, undisturbed and strength-restoring sleep aint gonna happen. Now, I’ll be tossing and turning while I give thanks and count the ways I couldn’t get along without her.
Thought for the Day: Women should be obscene and not heard. Groucho Marx