Thursday, October 27, 2005

'Cause it looked just like a dream...

While I was sleeping away last night I was diagnosed with chronic heart disease and was told that my heart would fail me within the week. It wouldn't hurt, they said, my heart would just stop beating at some point and they were sorry, but there was nothing they could do. So I went along with my business and I'm sure that I told other people too but I distinctly remember walking up to Dan and interrupting him whilst he was in the middle of a serious business conversation and flat out said, "Dan, I'm going to die in a week." And then I walked away.
Then the phone rang and I picked it up and I heard a cheery voice saying, "Hi, this is Tracy from Roger's Wireless, will you speak with Ahmrad?" It then occurred to me that I wasn't sleeping anymore... I promplty said, "No, I won't. I'm living in Japan right now, and it's actually the middle of the night. You just woke me up." "Oh my gosh! I'm so sorry! I'll call back another time." It would be fine with me if she never called back. It really would. Anyhow I hung up the phone and within 45 min I was back to sleep.
The next thing I knew I was sitting at my desk already in the staffroom at school, and when I looked over at the front of the staffroom I was sorely disappointed- my Kyoto Sensei was gone for the day, so Kocho Sensei was sitting in his place. We don't talk very much, him and I. As I was doing lesson prep for the day I began to hear the faint strumming of a banjo, incredibly akin to that that begins a certain song sung by Kermit the Frog... I realized that the song was coming from the PA system, and that it was indeed "Rainbow connections." I started singing along...
"Have you been half asleep, and have you heard voices? I've heard them calling my name..."
I hear another voice join me, but this voice is doing an imitation of Kermmie: it's my Kocho Sensei...
"Is this the sweet song that calls to young lovers? The voice might be one and the same.... I've heard it too many times to ignore it, I know they're wrong, wait and see: some day we'll find it, the rainbow connection: the Lovers, the Dreamers and me. La-dee-da-dee-dee-da-doo...."
And then, out of nowhere, comes this infernal beeping...

beepbeepbeepbeep
beepbeepbeepbeep
beepbeepbeepbeepbeepbeep....

Time to get up.

Is it any wonder I feel like I hardly slept when I get up every morning? Just so you know, this amount of activity in my night is not an abnormal occurance.

And yes, there was actually a phonecall from Rogers Wireless. I've left the continent and still, still I can't escape telemarketers!

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