Friday, 18 November 2005

Slight vent

Ok, so it’s almost 2am and as usual, I can’t get to bed, because one of the wankers (well, really he’s the only wanker) i share this section of housing with is in the kitchen with one of the many friends he has over laughing it up. My room is right next to the kitchen, if you didn’t figure that out. I have lightly, jokingly made comments about being woken up at 3 or 4am by this, but it is quite obvious my opinion doesn’t matter because I’m female! Um, I hate to sound racist, but I’m finding out that men from certain countries have absolutely no regard for women, and unfortunately I live with one of them. I’ve tried earplugs and think I may have to resort to sleeping pills so that I can get a decent night’s sleep once in a while…grrrrrrr

1 comment:

Suzer said...

Try getting someone to post you excedrin or tylenol PM It works a treat!!!
I suppose it’s one of the pitfalls of student housing blehhhhhh
Hope you sleep well tonight!

Commented by evenstarlight on November 17, 2005 at 3:44 pm

Personally I would make a complaint to the accomodation authorities - or even via your tutor or the student welfare folks you spoke with - it would fit in with your other meeting with them and be a legitimate reason for how thngs are with you. You have a right as a student to peace and quiet to work and study in and, more importantly, to get adequate sleep. Complain - either that or “get the boys in” to have a little word with your neighbours!!


Commented by steveg on November 17, 2005 at 4:25 pm

Well, it’s the people I live with and interact with any time I go into the kitchen, so what I have just now done is put up a little note simply asking if we can make the kitchen quiet after midnight, as I’ve been woken up a lot lately. First step…we’ll see how that goes.

I’ve got tylenol pm, but that makes me groggy next day:(

Commented by Suzer on November 17, 2005 at 5:22 pm

well having to take medication to get to sleep because people are being rude is not acceptible! Dont these guys have any studying to do themselves?

BTW, that's not racist, thats cultural. Its true, in some cultures, including a few in the US dismiss women. (It would only be racist if you thought sexism an issue only attributed to certain minorities.)

Glad to see you're posting again!

Commented by kivadiva on November 18, 2005 at 1:51 am

well, the doc here won’t give me sleeping pills anyway! how odd. told me to take something over the counter…again, like a tylenol pm or something else with an antihistamine, which does no good, as i then wake up groggy and feeling like i got no sleep:(

so far, the note seems to be going over well. even though i knew it was mainly one person, i addressed it to all, and they then all pointed to him in the group, which is what i thought might happen. group pressure sometimes works;)

Commented by Suzer on November 18, 2005 at 10:22 am

I’m also happy to see a post after a long drought. If your note does the trick, that would be best. I’ll keep my fingers crossed. I swear, some folks have been taught no social manners!!

Commented by muddiah on November 18, 2005 at 5:55 pm

So far, surprisingly, the note and follow up chat has worked. The kitchen door is being shut carefully at night so as not to slam and the ‘perpetrator’ (did I spell that correctly) is making an effort to whisper in the hallway and speak more quietly in the kitchen. How do I know this? Well, tisn’t always the noises that wake me…sometimes I just can’t sleep of me own accord;) Anyhoo, I’m pleased for the moment.

As usual…I should hold off calling people names until…later.

Commented by Suzer on November 19, 2005 at 5:08 am | Edit This
Why did you find it odd that the doctor wouldnt prescribe you sleeping pills?

Commented by kivadiva on November 22, 2005 at 1:25 am

Well, why wouldn’t he? I’m used to doctors at home being aware of the fact that patients know what they need…or at least my doctors would, given that i’ve developed a relationship with them. Telling someone to use an over the counter medicine is no better, and honestly, can’t be regulated as to how often and how much the person will take, so it would be safer, imho, to prescribe something short term and in low dosage.

Commented by Suzer on November 22, 2005 at 8:45 am