Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Marryin' the Librarian

A leading sleep specialist in England says that maybe couples should consider separate beds.

When it's time to get serious about your night's shut-eye, he says that maybe instead of rolling over to your own side of the bed, you should just toddle off down the landing to a whole different bed entirely.

I suspect that there are some couples who will be outraged by this suggestion ... and I suspect there are some other couples who will quietly admit that yes, maybe there's some merit to that idea.

I'll let you find the middle ground.


I met my husband while I was working in a science library. He came in every week to read the latest journals and have a chat. Eventually he decided to start taking out the librarian instead of the books.

After 18 months of dating, he showed up at the library one day and began rummaging through my desk. I asked what he was looking for, but he refused to answer. Finally, he murmured, "Ah, here it is," and withdrew one of our rubber stamps from a bottom drawer.

Turning to me, he said, "Since I couldn't find the right engagement ring, this will have to do," and he took the stamp and firmly pressed it against the back of my hand.

There, in bright red capital letters, I saw, "NOT FOR CIRCULATION."

[Ruth Chodrow, in Reader's Digest Online]


WORDS for YOUR WEEK: "Sleep is no mean art; for its sake, one must stay awake all day." (Friedrich Nietzsche)


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