Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Boredom, hysteria & insomnia

This is how I felt this morning when running (not allowed to run and certainly not built to run) into the office at 9.05, depositing jacket on chair with one hand whilst grabbing notepad, pen and glasses with the other then traipsing around four floors until finally locating the correct room for my sheduled four hour training for inputting shares onto the system - yawn!!! Thankfully, as I tripped in through the doorway some kind soul told me that they hadn't started yet as there was a bit of a problem with logging into the laptops we were to use.

The following four hours passed by slowly with me managing to escape to make two cups of tea - hey, I was desperate, what can I say - and two loo breaks - same as previous. Then a friend sitting next to me whispered a joke (actually I don't think it was supposed to be funny) but it sent me off into hysterics. You know, the type of manic hysteria where your face contorts and eyes water and no matter what you try and think of nothing but nothing manages to stop you.

The entire class sat silently whilst our teacher waited patiently for me to gain some semblance of self-control. It took a while and even then I had to pinch myself hard on my arm to stop dissolving into spasms of laughter every couple of minutes. It was like being back at school when I was ten.

I'm putting it all down to a distinct lack of sleep last night. Once more a lapse in self control with regard to turning off the television at a reasonable time and I have the nerve to lecture the children about getting enough sleep. So, tonight it's early to bed and a good night sleep. Well, that's the plan anyway.

7 comments:

HelenMH said...

My cat decided I didn't need any sleep last night! In order to ensure this, he sat on my head, banged in and out of his catflap and mewed pitifully, sat on my shoulders washing loudly, and then finally threw up on the bed! Sleep - who needs it!?

motherx said...

All Ill say is try and do it! lack of sleep turns me into an axe welding serial killer. I know what you mean though about the manic laughing as Ive done it many times walking down the street on my own and Ive suddenly thought of something and been unable to control myself. (even though I got looks from passers by filled with pity for my obviously simple soul!)

Debs said...

helenmh - oh you poor thing, I would been utterly useless today if that had been my night (even worse than I was) but cat sick how horrible for you.

motherx - I've done that so many times and seem to be getting worse as I get older. The worst thing is that I'm not particularly fazed when I do it either.

ChrisH said...

Keep laughing - must be hysterical sitting next to you! I would catch the giggles from you. Hope you get a good nights sleep.

Debs said...

chrish - I didn't get to bed very early again last night so am attempting to tonight. I think the only way to cope with work is to be as cheerful as possible & being slightly mad does help!

Annieye said...

This really made me laugh. I could just imagine your boredom and hysterics.

I have to take minutes at meetings. I'm notorious for not being able to keep a straight face.

Debs said...

annieye - it was dreadful and I found it so hard to stop laughing. I do have a tendancy to laugh at very inappropriate times too.