Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Uncoordinated Limbs

Is it just me or do you find that when you most need to be stealthy and quiet in the house, you are your loudest?

Take late nights.... or 5 in the morning. Everyone in the house is asleep but for one reason or another I have to be awake at an ungodly hour. Sitting in my room, suddenly I feel the urge to get some water... or maybe I remember that I should go take my multi-vitamins... and so I tip-toe downstairs, working extra hard not to make any noise.

Finally, after getting myself down the steps and onto the first floor, I breathe a sigh of relief.

"Yes! I did it. I'm as stealthy as a cat."

Then as I walk up to the cabinet to get my bottle of pills, I hit my leg against a pot... or as I reach over to get a glass, it falls over and crashes down loudly against all the other ones.

"Fuck!!!" I mutter. By now any sense of stealthiness has long left my uncoordinated, uncontrollable limbs.

I reach over and get my bottle of pills. I open the child lock on it only for my hand to slip and for the lid to plump down loudly on the ceramic tiles, vibrating and turning with noise on the ground while I cringe and swear, waiting for it to stop.

By now I'm just pissed off. I take my pill, rinse my glass of water and make my way up the stairs, angry and annoyed at my own inability to run this late night errand without waking up the whole house.

4 comments:

Stella said...

LOL at least its in the dark of night. This is me in the waking hours. XD

penguinone said...

Apparently I'm extremely noisy in the early mornings when I wake up... bumping into things, loud crunching, etc... I don't mean it, it's just as you say - I'm naturally louder when the time is most inconvenient to be loud... sigh, clumsiness.

kurtrussel said...

I think the solution is to stop taking your pills.

BrightenedBoy said...

I hate that. And my parents will actually get out of bed, no matter the hour, to yell at us for being too loud.