“Jake,” Sandra said, “you keep waking me up throughout the night with your snoring. Sometimes you snort so loud that it gives me quite a fright. I need my sleep, Jake, so please, you need to figure out a way to refrain yourself.”
“Refrain myself?” Jake said. “How the hell am I supposed to do that? It’s not like I’m doing it intentionally. I’m not even aware of it, and yet here you are trying to vilify me over something I can’t control.”
“There are sleep specialists who can help you with your snoring, Jake,” Sandra said. “You can go see one. They have these machines that are supposed to combat sleep apnea.”
“There’s no way I’m going to hook myself up to some bulky machine,” Jake said. “Just deal with it, dammit.”
“I’ve tried, Jake,” Sandra said, “but I’m exhausted, Your snoring is keeping me up all night and I’m sorry but I’ve had it. So if you won’t go to a doctor and consider looking into those machines, you’re going to have to sleep from now on in the guest bedroom.”
Jake shook his head. “That’s not going to happen, Sandra.”
“Well, consider your options, Jake,” Sandra said. “You can stay in our bedroom if you get one of those machines or you can sleep in the guest room. But if you insist on doing neither, you are risking that, in order to finally get a silent night, I might have to suffocate you with my pillow.”
Written for these daily prompts: Word of the Day Challenge (snort), Ragtag Daily Prompt (fright), The Daily Spur (sleep), Your Daily Word Prompt (refrain), and Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (vilify).