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Many people complain about morning people - us "perky" people who get up during daylight hours and function like it's something humans have been made to do through hundreds of thousands of years of evolution. Truly the weird people are the night ones.
True life story:
"hhhello?" I ask, my throat scratchy.
"Let's go to the Beach," the perky person on the other end states.
"Beach?" not really understanding the word. I peer at the glowing red numbers on my nightstand, squinting. "It's 11:45 ... at night."
"Yes, we can get there in an hour. No traffic. It will be great - the boardwalk is open, lots to do."
.... Real conversation ... what I remember of it.
And I did go to the beach that night. When the dawn came in, I woke up enough to drive us home. *stupid night owl friends* - love you guys, but sometimes it is really, really hard.
(words 157, first published 6/25/2017)