Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Working all hours

My better half is European and thinks that the telephone should only be used between the hours of 9 am and 7 pm (or 09:00 and 19:00 as he calls it), calls outside those hours signal a crisis has occurred. "What happened?" is how he answers the phone outside office hours. Also my man works hard, sometimes he works ridiculously long hours. Yesterday he staggered off the red eye from California, caught a cab home, showered, walked the dogs and drove into work. On the way home he drove thirty minutes out of his way to pick up the cat's antibiotics. By the time he had eaten dinner he was wiped and fell asleep watching the Daily Show.
I managed to persuade him he'd be more comfortable in bed and I think he sleepwalked up there. When I checked half an hour later he was fast asleep with two cats on his pillow. So tired, so cute.
So what happened a little later is going to require a HUGE APOLOGY from me for letting my disease interfere with his sleep. I'm truly sorry. I'm sorry that I chose an endocrinologist who phoned me at 9:15 pm to suggest a change to my Lantus dose, waking him up, and forcing him to get up and walk down a flight of stairs to hand me the phone. (He doesn't know how to transfer calls, bless him).
I knew he was pissed when he handed me the phone without covering the mouth piece and said "it's for you, it must be an emergency at this time of night". Oops.


Caro said...

When I read the start of this post, I'll admit I thought "I'm obviously not 'European' then" (I'm from the UK) happy as I am to chat to friends until pretty late at night. But when I got to then end... I'll have to admit that if my endo called me at nine in the evening, I'd tend to think I must be about to die!

Guess your endo must work very hard and/or care about his patients a lot though.

Hope your other half is a little less tired now!

Shannon said...

I think your other half will survive the interruption :)

Don't feel bad, life could be a lot worse.

I tend to amplify problems when in actuality, the problem isn't that big of a deal.

I've had about 6 hours of sleep total over the past 4 days. Men can be whiny babies sometimes, LOL.

Penny said...

My son's endo. called at 9:30 the other night. Her first question was "How early do you go to bed?" She wanted to know so she wouldn't ever call too late. I was just impressed that she called that late. I think it just shows her dedication.

Sorry your other half got woke up, though.