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(Slate)   Finally, some rules and expectations to help you wake up your overnight guest(s) who don't follow your rigid schedule of getting up at 6AM, showering, having coffee, having breakfast, and reading the news   (slate.com) divider line 36
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2013-09-19 08:06:23 AM  
Wake and bake.  That always gets them up.
 
2013-09-19 08:12:32 AM  
Fart?
 
2013-09-19 08:19:19 AM  
Why is Slate always so chock full of douche?
 
2013-09-19 08:20:55 AM  

themightyboof: Why is Slate always so chock full of douche?


Just to piss you off.
 
2013-09-19 08:24:44 AM  
My simple rule is noises involved in coffee making are allowed (yes that includes the grinder) until say 8 or 9.

After that I can start practicing the drums, if you can sleep through it great.
 
2013-09-19 08:30:55 AM  

themightyboof: Why is Slate always so chock full of douche?


Basically my response was going to be "man I'm glad I'm not a douchebag".  Seriously?  You're worried about this?  Get a bigger place to rent if it's such a problem.  My bro and I hardly even get up at the same time when I stay at his place but it's not like it's some kind of issue.  I'm usually up a good half hour or hour earlier than him so I get up, take the doggies out, make some coffee and chill.  Maybe turn on the tv, I know how the remote works.  People worry too much about absolutely nothing.
 
2013-09-19 08:31:39 AM  
WTF is a pickleback?
 
2013-09-19 08:35:17 AM  
Why does everything need rules?

I get up when I want and do my own thing, if they are unclothed, asleep or otherwise unable to deal with it then maybe next time they'll get a hotel room.  The same applies to them. If they have things going on and need to be up really farking early (I'm an early riser) they are more than welcome to get up and have full access to my apartment at any time.  If I have a problem with this then next time I'll tell them to get a hotel.
 
2013-09-19 08:43:12 AM  

Joce678: WTF is a pickleback?


Cocktail made of jameson and pickle juice
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-09-19 08:53:55 AM  
I get up at 7. She gets up at 7:15, tosses out the guy she brought home at 1 AM, turns around, notices me in the kitchen, and gives an "oh, crap, he saw that" look. Maybe I should have been loud in the kitchen to warn her I was up.
 
2013-09-19 08:54:14 AM  
What are the rules for Hostels (torture jokes notwithstanding)?  I'm staying at them more and more as part of some long distance cycling projects, and I never really know what the rules are beyond "be quiet if everyone else isn't up yet", and "don't be a dick generally".  I tend to get up a little before sunrise for these things to make time before it gets hot.  What are the general rules?

As to staying at my place, I go to bed around midnight, if it's a workday I'm up at 5, if it's a weekend, 7.  I'll probably make coffee.  You can sleep through it if you like.
 
2013-09-19 08:55:19 AM  

jakrabit: Joce678: WTF is a pickleback?

Cocktail made of jameson and pickle juice


Jesus Christ on an aluminum razor scooter!  That's the worst idea ever.  Is this some kind of practical joke that you play on your friends?
 
2013-09-19 09:04:27 AM  

fireclown: jakrabit: Joce678: WTF is a pickleback?

Cocktail made of jameson and pickle juice

Jesus Christ on an aluminum razor scooter!  That's the worst idea ever.  Is this some kind of practical joke that you play on your friends?


I've seen it not as a cocktail, but a shot of whiskey chased by a shot of pickle juice. It's pretty good, don't knock it til you try it.
 
kth
2013-09-19 09:04:48 AM  
I'm suddenly flashing back to college, the few times I shacked up with someone, laying as still as possible to keep from waking them up, trying to entertain myself by looking at the posters on the wall.

/every single one of them had the Ministry, The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste poster
//I hated that poster
 
2013-09-19 09:10:00 AM  
"circadian rhythms"

stopped reading there
 
2013-09-19 09:17:34 AM  

ZAZ: I get up at 7. She gets up at 7:15, tosses out the guy she brought home at 1 AM, turns around, notices me in the kitchen, and gives an "oh, crap, he saw that" look. Maybe I should have been loud in the kitchen to warn her I was up.


your girlfriend? wow, she has balls of steel. well not balls, but you know what I mean
 
2013-09-19 09:19:10 AM  
I share a one-bedroom with a friend. She sleeps in the living room. Im an earlier riser than her, this never presents a problem. If I have the day off I get my breakfast and chill in my room for a lil while, or go out and get stuff done. Every now and then I accidentally wake her up. Seeing how shes a mature adult, she doesn't care. If she wakes earlier than me she usually texts me and asks if I wanna go get breakfast. How hard is it to be easy and respectful like this?
 
2013-09-19 09:19:44 AM  

Johnstarr: I've seen it not as a cocktail, but a shot of whiskey chased by a shot of pickle juice. It's pretty good, don't knock it til you try it.


Pickled onions are quite popular with beer in the UK. You'll often see a big jar of them on the bar.

Pickled eggs, too...
 
2013-09-19 09:21:15 AM  
Aren't the "rules" obvious, as in the Golden one?

When we have houseguests we try to keep noise to a minimum, we don't deliberately make a racket and if a high-noise activity can be put off until after the guests awake we'll do so, but at the same time we're not going to tip-toe around our own house.  We get up at 6, get the kids off to school by 7, we're off to work by 8 - if the noise of that regular schedule wakes up the retired in-laws they can go back to sleep 'til their normal 10am wakeup after we're gone.

The article's micro-apartment presents an entirely different discussion, its less about etiquette and more about the simple laws of physics against two objects sharing the same physical space.  Don't have guests if you're having to store them in the overhead bin, duh.
 
2013-09-19 09:23:51 AM  
Meh. If the wall needs hammer-drilling before I get dressed or put on my shorts, well, it gets hammer-drilled.
 
2013-09-19 09:31:26 AM  
Well that was a waste of a click.
 
2013-09-19 09:34:36 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Wake and bake.  That always gets them up.


This.  If they don't wake up for it, more for me.  And at least I feel like I tried.

And I learned a new word today - micturate.
 
2013-09-19 09:36:47 AM  

EvilEgg: My simple rule is noises involved in coffee making are allowed (yes that includes the grinder) until say 8 or 9.

After that I can start practicing the drums, if you can sleep through it great.


Oh, it's not going to bother me if you go out to the slums.
 
2013-09-19 10:04:19 AM  
I don't find this article nearly as douchey as the friend I stayed with once who slept in until nearly 3pm. I woke up around 9, laid around reading a book till 10, got up, took a shower, tried to make a little civilized noise to indicate I was up, determined there was nothing edible in the refrigerator, flipped through all the channels on cable even though I knew there would be nothing on worth watching on a sunday morning, found another book, read it too, got online, read Fark, and finally got so hungry around 2:30 that I left a note and set out in a random direction from the house, hoping to find some form of breakfast or perhaps some wild nuts and berries.

Around 3, my cellphone rang. "Where are you?" "I was hungry and you were still sleeping, so I figured I'd go find myself some breakfast." "You should have knocked, we've been up since noon."

That was pretty much when my head exploded.

/They were actually mad at me for not knocking. Like I could possibly have known they were awake.
//If I ever visit them again, I'm staying in a hotel. With a restaurant.
///Give me a break, my mother raised me to be excruciatingly polite.
 
2013-09-19 10:09:57 AM  

fireclown: What are the rules for Hostels (torture jokes notwithstanding)?  I'm staying at them more and more as part of some long distance cycling projects, and I never really know what the rules are beyond "be quiet if everyone else isn't up yet", and "don't be a dick generally".  I tend to get up a little before sunrise for these things to make time before it gets hot.  What are the general rules?

As to staying at my place, I go to bed around midnight, if it's a workday I'm up at 5, if it's a weekend, 7.  I'll probably make coffee.  You can sleep through it if you like.


Rule #1 of the Hostel:

Don't let the bedbugs bite.
 
2013-09-19 10:23:23 AM  

GanjSmokr: And I learned a new word today - micturate.


[big lebowski.jpg]
I just want to understand this, sir. Every time a rug is micturated upon in this fair city, I have to compensate the owner?
 
2013-09-19 10:32:22 AM  

mdeesnuts: GanjSmokr: And I learned a new word today - micturate.

[big lebowski.jpg]
I just want to understand this, sir. Every time a rug is micturated upon in this fair city, I have to compensate the owner?


And I'm a big fan of that movie so I should have known already.

/hangs head in shame
 
2013-09-19 10:37:37 AM  
When you're staying at a friends place the simple rule is, you adjust to their schedule. If they wake up before you, then you get over it and wake up. If you wake up before them, sit quietly until they get up. I've seen both sides of this over the years, if this isn't something you care for then get a damn hotel when you visit someone.
 
2013-09-19 10:47:14 AM  

Carn: I know how the remote works.


i1.kym-cdn.com
 
2013-09-19 11:18:44 AM  
Do you like waking up to the sounds of GTA V with the volume set to "realistic simulation"? I hope so.
 
2013-09-19 11:31:03 AM  
i272.photobucket.com

Cock-a-doodle-doooo!
 
2013-09-19 01:02:45 PM  

Egoy3k: Why does everything need rules?


Because this isn't 'nam!
 
2013-09-19 02:18:41 PM  

fireclown: What are the rules for Hostels (torture jokes notwithstanding)?  I'm staying at them more and more as part of some long distance cycling projects, and I never really know what the rules are beyond "be quiet if everyone else isn't up yet", and "don't be a dick generally".  I tend to get up a little before sunrise for these things to make time before it gets hot.  What are the general rules?

As to staying at my place, I go to bed around midnight, if it's a workday I'm up at 5, if it's a weekend, 7.  I'll probably make coffee.  You can sleep through it if you like.


It's different depending on whether it's a party hostel or not.  If it has a bar, it's probably a party hostel.  If it's a party hostel, anything goes.  ANYTHING. Whiners can't complain about noise in a party hostel because they're the idiot who booked the party hostel.  But generally, in shared dorm rooms you don't make loud noises between 2am and 7am, but average noise is ok anytime.

This is because there's an expectation that persons sensitive to noise either i) use earplugs; ii) book a private room; or iii) book at a non-party hostel.
 
2013-09-19 09:22:26 PM  

Joce678: WTF is a pickleback?


Some shiatty band.
 
2013-09-19 10:59:03 PM  
My solution is the best. Don't have guests.
 
2013-09-20 08:46:22 AM  

Benjimin_Dover: Joce678: WTF is a pickleback?

Some shiatty band.


I was going to go with "crocodiles that cross the border illegally," but that's a good one.
 
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