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Old Oct 23rd 2019, 1:57 pm
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ha ha too funny.

I used to do the same when I worked graveyards, a note not to knock or ring the door bell, plus ear plugs and I could usually sleep okay, but I slept a lot more when working graveyards, I would sleep from roughly 9am to 8pm and still be tired, but quality of sleep during the day is lower quality and tend to wake up more. I'd sometimes wake up and look at the clock and it would be like 12 noon or 1pm and for a second be confused thinking I over slept and needed to be at work...lol

One of the worst parts of graveyard for me and I called it the 3am chills, every night 3am to 5am, I would feel cold even when it wasn't cold, and the 3am to 5am is the hardest part of the entire night to stay awake.

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My husband's niece in Liverpool is a nurse and works lots of night shifts. She's a bit of a character and not someone you'd want to cross. She puts a 'Shift worker sleeping, please don't ring the doorbell' sign on her front door before she goes to bed. She was very cranky one morning when someone rang the bell after she'd only had 2 hours sleep, so she opened her (upstairs) bedroom window and yelled 'can't you f***ing read?!'. :lol:
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ha ha too funny.

I used to do the same when I worked graveyards, a note not to knock or ring the door bell, plus ear plugs and I could usually sleep okay, but I slept a lot more when working graveyards, I would sleep from roughly 9am to 8pm and still be tired, but quality of sleep during the day is lower quality and tend to wake up more. I'd sometimes wake up and look at the clock and it would be like 12 noon or 1pm and for a second be confused thinking I over slept and needed to be at work...lol

One of the worst parts of graveyard for me and I called it the 3am chills, every night 3am to 5am, I would feel cold even when it wasn't cold, and the 3am to 5am is the hardest part of the entire night to stay awake.
Yes, night shifts aren't kind to the body or mind. I wonder if the shivering/feeling cold was your blood pressure going a bit low, it sounds like it. That's the time you need to have a sneaky chocolate bar
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Bewitched, My Favourite Martian, Get Smart, F Troop, I Dream of Jeannie, Mr Ed, Green Acres, Man From UNCLE, Girl From UNCLE, The Champions, The Persuaders, The Avengers (Steed etc not the current ones), Adam Adamant, Target, Vendetta, Softy Softly, Doctor Who (of course), Lost In Space (irritatingly on at the same time), Doomwatch, Dept S, Randall and Hopkirk (deceased), UFO, Thunderbirds, Fireball XL5, Joe 90, Captain Scarlet, Supercar, Stingray, The Prisoner, Mission Impossible, MASH, Grange Hill, TISWAS...

All from memory without having to remind myself by googling and the Brit sitcoms, way too numerous to mention

There are bound to be some OMG how did I forget thats.
You forgot . . . and I will attempt to Spoiler this to prevent ear worm . . .
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Yes, night shifts aren't kind to the body or mind. I wonder if the shivering/feeling cold was your blood pressure going a bit low, it sounds like it. That's the time you need to have a sneaky chocolate bar
That was another thing about night shift, you tend to also be hungry more, and want sugar and carbs, I even read an article once how people on graveyard shifts are hungry more, eat more and eat more carbs and also higher risk for type 2 diabetes and other issues. Graveyard is really one of the worst things you can do to your body, and your body will you hate you for it.... I no longer do graveyards full-time, I can go to 1am or 2am but then I am getting a decent night time sleep, but working from night into the morning, never again.

I sat with a therapist earlier in the year when we were trying to pay for it and go on a regular basis, but that didn't work out, but anyhow during the time I was going, all my major self harm events were when I was working graveyards, and overall when on graveyard I was more unstable and even worse, so for my mental health and well being, never doing graveyards again full-time.

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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
That was another thing about night shift, you tend to also be hungry more, and want sugar and carbs, I even read an article once how people on graveyard shifts are hungry more, eat more and eat more carbs and also higher risk for type 2 diabetes and other issues. Graveyard is really one of the worst things you can do to your body, and your body will you hate you for it.... I no longer do graveyards full-time, I can go to 1am or 2am but then I am getting a decent night time sleep, but working from night into the morning, never again.

I sat with a therapist earlier in the year when we were trying to pay for it and go on a regular basis, but that didn't work out, but anyhow during the time I was going, all my major self harm events were when I was working graveyards, and overall when on graveyard I was more unstable and even worse, so for my mental health and well being, never doing graveyards again full-time.
A very sensible decision, you have enough to manage without putting yourself in a position that you know will have a negative impact you.
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If this photo from an old book is accurate, houses in 1967 could be bought for 2 times the average annual wage, seems like a good deal.

https://i.redd.it/euy1polgzbu31.jpg
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You forgot . . . and I will attempt to Spoiler this to prevent ear worm . . .
I did consider it but it wasn't one I really watched avidly. I probably saw more of the later ones with Ian Ogilvy.

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Some criminals make it far too easy for police.

https://windsor.ctvnews.ca/alleged-w...-car-1.4652141

"Police say a shoplifter at a Windsor-area mall climbed into an unmarked police cruiser, mistaking it for a getaway car."
Just as bad as the other day on Long Island, New York when a phony cop pulled over a van. The van was full of off duty police officers.
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Just as bad as the other day on Long Island, New York when a phony cop pulled over a van. The van was full of off duty police officers.
I hope the phony was arrested!
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Looks like some tough times for Alberta in the new budget.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/cana...nation-of-200/
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Naffing hell it's only Friday.
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One for PD





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Ha. Ha. Good one. If we're going to talk about bands in which all songs sound way too similar you can add AC/DC, Status Quo and most grunge and metal.
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Ha. Ha. Good one. If we're going to talk about bands in which all songs sound way too similar you can add AC/DC, Status Quo and most grunge and metal.
Someone's showing their years

I've been listening to a reasonable amount of Pearl Jam recently, still good stuff. Never liked the Quo, and AC/DC was a short lived high school herd thing. Greatest group of the 21st century (introduced by Mr Jings to whom I am eternally grateful): The War on Drugs.
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Our headliners tonight, The Lazys, come all the way from Australia! Hope they get a good crowd.
Almost a year later they're back, playing 16 cities in a month. They must like it here. Local rock station The Wolf 104.9 is promoting this, so we'll see what the crowd is like.
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