Like Mindy Kaling, I have been known to sleep with a well stocked arsenal of defense weapons within easy reach at all times--pepper spray, an empty wine bottle (to hit them over the head with, of course), a knife and sometimes an extra knife just to be sure. And my cell phone. To call the police when the intruder is dead on my bedroom floor.
I was going to write a comical "hahaha I'm 23 and I can't sleep alone" post detailing the trials of having to sleep on my sister's couch every time my
parents roommates go on vacation...but then, the following happened.
Yesterday morning, I was awakened by my car alarm going off at 5:30 am. I ran upstairs and clicked the key fob in every single possible combination (does anyone ever remember what button it actually is the first time?) to get the stupid thing to shut up, and went back to bed. My dad wondered what it was, and I said "hopefully not a human." But given the fact that we live in a very safe area yada yada we decided maybe a branch had fallen on it from the storm (but not a big enough branch to necessitate going outside to check).
So, fast forward to a few hours of patchy sleep later...I get ready to leave for the day and low and behold...my car door is open. It WAS a human. A human DID try to break into my car. Screw you, unknown human.
In conclusion, I am now terrified and plan on sleeping with at least three knives.
If you live alone, how do you not scare yourself to death every single night?
Do you sleep with defensive weapons by your bedside?