Even vampire children need respite, sometime

When I fall asleep during lecture, do not wake me up.

When I shrug into my sweater – mentally kicking whoever raised the air conditioning unit to such a high level – and then sink down into my seat with a long-standing, comfortable disregard for good posture, don’t you dare so much as blink.
When I put my pen aside and close my eyes and begin to tune out the professor, don’t look at me smugly, critically, and roll your own eyes. Oh, I saw you, even with my eyes closed. I’m slick like that.

And when I finally doze off and begin dreaming of miraculously cancelled midterm exams, term paper extensions, and much-needed holidays, don’t nudge my foot repeatedly until I open my eyes and stare at you. And don’t smile widely at me and explain sweetly, “I just thought that’d be a better idea than poking you until you woke up.”

Because I will narrow my eyes and glare at you as rudely as only I know how, with an utter disregard for your supposed helpfulness.

This is the sort of behavior I don’t take lightly from even my friends. And I don’t even know you. Furthermore, I don’t care if you look affronted and hurt at my plainly obvious lack of gratitude.

I mean, really, what did you expect me to do, thank you?

That’s what you get for waking me up.


2 thoughts on “Even vampire children need respite, sometime

  1. i like you. :)
    i myself do not have the audacity to sleep during lecture. granted, my classes typically only have about 20-30 students, so i don’t think it would really fly too well if i decided to snooze.
    but damn, aren’t we all tempted? i force myself to sit in front of the prof so as to avoid drifting off, but i admire the people like you who say ‘to hell with it’ and just conk out.

  2. lyns,
    i like you, too, for coming along and commenting on posts i had nearly forgotten about. =) i wish my snoozing habits were all about audacity, but all too often it’s just that i can fall asleep anywhere, and i’m no good at staying awake if the subject matter doesn’t interest me. i remember i used to drive an hour to show up at my 7.30am organic chemistry lecture every single morning, then promptly sleep through the entire thing. sigh.

    also, wow, the bastid usage was alive and well as long as 5 years ago! who knew!

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