Last week I experienced the curious incident of the bump in the night. I wish I could recount what happened, but I don’t remember. Loss of consciousness is a term I’ve encountered many times as a nurse. It always puzzled me – why couldn’t the patients remember what occurred, at least before and after? When it happened to me I felt foolish. I couldn’t (and still can’t) remember what happened before, during, or after the incident.
But it got me thinking about things that go bump in the night.
Things That Go Bump in the Night
(Traditional Scottish Prayer)
From ghoulies and ghosties
And long-leggedy beasties
And things that go bump in the night,
Good Lord, deliver us!
Creatures that go bump in the night (at my house)
My cats. Don’t be fooled by the sleepy daytime look. These cats are terrors at night. Spiders. I think they qualify as “long-leggedy beasties” and the cause of a full-blown panic attack. If it was a spider bumping me in the night, I’m glad I don’t remember.
People I wish would bump me in the night
Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) and Johnny Depp – bump into me any time, day or night!
Things I find in a patient’s bed that make my heart bump with fear
Is that a snake? Nope, somebody left behind a hair extension.
The real bump in the night (at my house)
Me. I’m not sure how I got from sleeping in my bed to collapsed on the floor on the other side of my home, but something happened.
I’d like to think I bumped into Kit Harrington or Johnny Depp, or tripped over the cat, saw a spider or a hair extension. There must be some plausible explanation why I would crack my head and pass out (or pass out and crack my head) three days before my son’s wedding. Thank goodness for airbrush makeup to cover my bandage. And with that, I was transformed to a queen on her throne, ready to bump into Jon Snow.