Three Men and a Cell Phone

I would have preferred East Coast time for a wake-up.

At 6:30 am on Sunday morning, the alarm on my cell phone went off.

I reached over to where the phone sits on a night stand, picked it up and tapped the “snooze” button.

The alarm continued to ring.

Then I tried to swipe it silent.

Nothing.

I tapped the snooze again.

Same results. I swear the alarm was getting louder.

Panic started to set in. My roommate sleeps one wall over and I didn’t want the alarm to wake her.

So, I tried to turn the phone off.

It wouldn’t turn off.

What the heck?

I got out of bed and headed to the bathroom, where I could close the door and figure out how to make the alarm shut up.

I quietly yelled “shut up” at the phone, but that was pointless.

I continued the silencing attempts.

Much like the Energizer Bunny, the alarm kept going.

Then Natasha came into the bathroom and gave me her “what is going on?” look with a raised eyebrow.

I told her I couldn’t get the alarm to shut up.

Then Natasha told me we had visitors.

“What do you mean visitors? It’s 6:30 am!”

I walked out of the bathroom and into the bedroom and there stood a Sheriff and two men dressed in camouflage.

What the heck?

The three men looked at me and then looked at the noisy cell phone in disdain.

I yelled.

“I’m sorry, I can’t turn the alarm off!”

Then I woke up.

The alarm was still sounding.

It was now 6:32 am.

The noise of “Lullaby” had continued for two long minutes while I interacted with Natasha and men in my bedroom.

I had been dreaming the entire time and somehow reality and fantasy wound themselves together into something I can only describe as weird.

No, I’m not going to analyze this one other than I think I was tired.

Really, really tired.


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35 responses to Three Men and a Cell Phone

  1. Shelley says:

    LOL – dreams like that seem so darn real! Did you get a vivid view, we’re the intruders at least cute?!

  2. Dan Antion says:

    Oh, those dreams are so scary, and they seem so real, even after you’re awake and you know you were dreaming.

    “I quietly yelled “shut up” at the phone…” I love that 🙂

    I hope your BP and heart rate settled down after a while.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I was fine, other than worrying about waking up my roomie. I’ve had far worse dreams of falling and not being able to scream for help…those rattle me.

      As for the voice command, I should have yelled “Bixby! Shut up!” I forgot I have a Male Siri.

  3. marianallen says:

    That’s great! But you need to speak sharply to your subconscious. Next time, CUTE GUYS. But maybe they had nice personalities. You should have told them to smile. P.S. THREE MEN IN A BOAT is my very mostest favoritest book!

  4. Frank Hubeny says:

    Instead of just telling the phone to shut up next time, tell it to shut up or you’ll trade it in. If it shuts up, then you know you’re in a dream.

      • dweezer19 says:

        I know. Only once I dreamed I woke up late for work when I got there I woke up and realized it was a dream but I relly was late for work. I was mortified and then woke up to find my alarm clock hadn’t gone off and I had thirty minutes to get ready. For real. 😳

      • bikerchick57 says:

        Wow, that truly beats the alarm clock dream, Cheryl. Did you make it to work on time?

  5. KDKH says:

    Wow, Layayette an interesting blend of real and imagination. I’m glad the law enforcement personnel weren’t real!

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Yeah, me too. The sheriff may have been related to my job…or perhaps that’s my inner bad girl coming out. 😋

    • bikerchick57 says:

      I work out with a trainer on Saturday mornings, which requires an alarm. This was actually a sleep-in Saturday as I usually get up a little after 5:00 to see him at 6:15. I know…a little crazy, but lately that’s the only gym work I seem to muster up.

  6. joey says:

    Mildly funny, cause also jarring, I know. I can’t listen to music with lyrics while I sleep because of that. I’ll just incorporate that stuff.

  7. They are the kind of dream that it’s great to wake up form. Like when I lost my boys the other night and was a total panic, and then I woke up and they were safe in their room! The relief.

    • bikerchick57 says:

      Yes, the relief! I was worried more about the sheriff in the end than I was about turning off the alarm.

  8. Omigoddess i’ve been there… So real and confounding and then you wake. I cracked up. Nice to have time to visit my favorite peeps again.

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