I’m more of a night person, myself, so, 500 years ago, I’d probably have to be a king, prince, count, or such, someone who could get up whenever he bloody well pleased to do so. Either that or a slave woken up by the whipping sound a… eh… whip makes snapping in midst air, or against skin, my skin, in which case it would be more than a sound awakening me.
Possibly, maybe, I could have been some artist. Maybe a cello-player entertaining the royal courts in Europe, or someone traveling city after city with a porn puppet show, or maybe a gigolo, a luxury male prostitute, or perhaps everything I’ve listed? Everything but the slave, anything as long as my nocturnal I is in sync with the working hours.
If I was a farmer, it’d go steep and sharp-ish to hell. I’d lose my turnip-field or rhubarb crop every single year, because farmers have to rise at 4 in the morning. Always had, throughout the history of farming. I’d end my days as a piss-bucket man, one of those wandering the Medieval streets with a bucket, the one people would call upon to “come hither”, and empty the bladder. Or I’d end my days as beggar, found in some crowded alley, dead due to a severe case of syphilis, only three years after taking over the family-farm, the one father left me when he died, when he died working himself to death, at the age of 37.
How on earth did people wake up in olden days? How did people meet early mornings? Imagine two persons eloping. It’s easy to say “meet me at dawn”, but have you tried to wake up at dawn, without setting the alarm? Can you wake up at dawn, time it, even with the means of setting an alarm? How did they know when it was without visible time available?
Take duels, for instance, they were all at bleeding dawn, weren’t they?
<tish! glove over the face> - I shall meet you at the glade down by O’Moron creek at dawn tomorrow, bring a secondant.
What if you overslept, what right did that give the other duelist? Did you just stay awake throughout the night to make sure you didn’t oversleep? How bloody fit did that make you for aiming at something twenty paces away, anything, even the gates of Babylon?
By the way, why do cows how to be milked at 4 in the morning? What kind of crap is that? Is they some sort of smart ones who entered a union, with cows worldwide messing with us?
As long as they’ll keep us slaves and will yank nipples every damn day, we’ll make sure they have to wake up at ungodly hours…. Mooooo!
What would happen if you left them un-milked until the afternoon? Would you walk into a disgusting mix of cow-shit and milk, a nasty sort of milkshake?
Whoever invented sleep should be shot. Not only does it cause some hassle, like what I’ve explained above, but it’s a remarkable waste of time. Imagine what more you could muster in life if you was given another 7-8 hours, a day. Imagine what more during a lifetime.
Pose that we live to be 80 yrs, and deduct the first 15 years, and the last 15, we have 50 to play with.
My estimation for the various periods in life, an average life now, I’m not talking about me specifically, only an average shag-chart, it would look something like this:
15-18 yrs: 1 time / week 19-30 yrs: 1 time / day 31-35 yrs: 4 time / week 36-45 yrs: 1 time / week 46-55 yrs: 2 time / month 56-65 yrs: 1 time / year
notes, counts, scribbles, counts..... 24 times 7 times 52, plus, scribbles………………..
That’s about 6,400 shags!
But! That’s at 70% of your life being properly used. That’s when sleep is allowed, or necessary. Imagine now if you didn’t need to sleep and could use the time to something better. That’s another 30% to live, that would give you another 2,000 shags…. T w o t h o u s a n d…. in a lifetime.
Scary, thought provoking, and awakening, isn’t it?
Sleep one hour less a day, and you get 200 shags extra in your life!
Come to think of it…. You know after every shag, you know how men always fall asleep as soon as they got some. Well, if you didn’t have to sleep one wouldn’t fall asleep and you’d get back in business instead for another round, and that alone would double the figures.
I agree, sleep is a waste of time...but, we need it, so I'll enjoy it!
I'm with you...not a morning human by any means, so I would have to have been royalty or something if I was now in those days. Getting up while it's still dark with an alarm clock is hard enough...getting up without one would be impossible.
At 1 time in certain places sun dials for time.As far as awakening,people went bed early compared to most of us,so hey naturally woke early.Usually having a window where sun would come in also helped some who could sleep a tad later.I personally am a mole person.I loved 3rd shift.I don't do mornings well.
In the normal world without the regimentation implemented by society upon all of us, we had the ability to use nature's alarm clock for our timing schedules. Today with time equalling money, every second must be accounted for. Oh for the days of yore when life was so much simpler and honest. It is hard to bother to get up for another day of indentured slavery, but when life was what you made of it without having to work 70 percent of your life for someone else's gain there were reasons to bother. Now we are forced to do the bidding of others at their beck and call and humans are a rebellious sort even down at their core. TAmpering with our natural rhythms and cycles causes us as a collective to lose our place and wears us out more than it should. I never sleep more than a couple hours when I bother to sleep at all so the issue of waking me up is moot. I don't think I have heard my alarm clock in years. I set it every night just in case but it has not been used to awaken me in years.
Hugz_n_Kissez: Maybe those terradactile bird things crowed in the cave man days and woke everybody up....the Rooster had to come from someplace....
An egg silly girl... all chickens come from eggs. The rooster ones are just so damn annoying that they should always be made into omelettes long before they get their comb and horrendous voice. Oh of course a few are needed but they should be kept under lock and key.
BarrenPneuma: An egg silly girl... all chickens come from eggs. The rooster ones are just so damn annoying that they should always be made into omelettes long before they get their comb and horrendous voice. Oh of course a few are needed but they should be kept under lock and key.
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