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A short story about something that happened to me offshore.

There was a time when my crew and I had just settled down after a long shift. We ate, showered and got into our bunks. Being the oldest, I fell asleep immediately and the rest of the crew was watching television. Just as I was comfortably asleep, the supervisor entered our room and told us that it is time to go back to work. We worked long into the night, making it a 20 hour day rather than a 12.

Exhausted, I crawled back to my cabin for some much needed rest. Immediately after we completed our work the boat began travelling back to the harbor. A bad storm was raging in the Gulf Of Mexico. My crewmates were not feeling good because the ship was being tossed about in the waves.

My co workers were very amused that I was snoring loudly despite the ship tossing and turning. In fact, the ship was tossing so wildly that I was being rolled over in my bunk and everyone was laughing loudly because I was snoring as I was being rolled around.

I found very little humor in this information the next morning when I arrived to work.


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Comments

trufflehunter wrote on February 3, 2015, 8:57 AM

That's a blessing to be able to sleep soundly in the midst of the storm. At least the sight of you was able to distract some of your colleagues from feeling ill.

Feisty56 wrote on February 3, 2015, 10:20 AM

My stomach rolled just reading this -- I get seasick easily -- so I can only imagine how your crewmates felt. You must be a seasoned veteran to be able to sleep soundly through all of that.

nbaquero wrote on February 3, 2015, 12:59 PM

Jay_Angel Well, you could have charged them for providing entertaiment during a difficult moment emoticon :winking:

GayleStorm wrote on February 3, 2015, 2:33 PM

I think that's a great story. At least your snoring didn't wake them up any more than the waves.

DWDavisRSL wrote on February 3, 2015, 9:18 PM

They were probably envious that you could sleep through it while they were having to practice their iron jaw techniques just to keep from being sick.

scheng1 wrote on February 4, 2015, 8:44 AM

They have nothing better to do since they cannot sleep. You happen to keep them entertained in your sleep.

valmnz wrote on February 4, 2015, 2:12 PM

Well, at least they found your snoring amusing. Sometimes people can get very annoyed with others snoring. It's not a pleasant sound!