Kathleen

What would you do?

  
By:  Kathleen  •  Vacations  •  3 months ago  •  36 comments

What would you do?

Lets see if any of you would do this.

Would you accept a 30,000 a week job offer where you get paid to sit in a pitch black room for 8 hours a day? You are not allowed to sleep. You would have to do that for a year. 

Thought we could take a break from, you know what....

No politics or religion and be nice.

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Kathleen
PhD Principal
1  author  Kathleen    3 months ago

What would you do?

 
 
 
Texan1211
PhD Principal
1.1  Texan1211  replied to  Kathleen @1    3 months ago

I would do it!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
2  Buzz of the Orient    3 months ago

If it was in my home office I would consider doing that for only three thousand dollars a week, let alone thirty thousand.  Think of what Andy Dufresne said when he came out of solitary in The Shawshank Redemption.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
2.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2    3 months ago

However, you did not indicate a time frame, so when I've decided to discontinue doing it, I would do so. 

 
 
 
Kathleen
PhD Principal
2.1.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.1    3 months ago

A year, I added it to the top...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
2.1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kathleen @2.1.1    3 months ago

Okay, let's go back to your 30 thousand a week.  In that case I would be willing to do it for 4 months.  I still wowld have 8 hours of sleep and 8 hours of regular life per day so I think I could handle it, and my earnings would enable me (provided it was tax free) to purchase and fiurnish a luxury penthouse apartment in the area where I am living. 

 
 
 
Kathleen
PhD Principal
2.1.3  author  Kathleen  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.1.2    3 months ago

If you can do it, that would be nice. For a year it comes out to be over 1.5 million.  Some people could go insane. 

 
 
 
Suz
Freshman Participates
2.1.4  Suz  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.1    3 months ago

You're a PIP, Buzz.   I mean that in the nicest way possible.  

Even when you antagonize the H_ck_ out of me.  jrSmiley_2_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
Suz
Freshman Participates
2.1.5  Suz  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.1.2    3 months ago

You're too funny.   

How many more times will he respond Kathleen?   He must really want the job or his family really wants him to have the job!  :-))

 
 
 
Kathleen
PhD Principal
2.1.6  author  Kathleen  replied to  Suz @2.1.5    3 months ago

Hey! It’s good money... I would go nuts.. : )

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
2.1.7  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Suz @2.1.5    3 months ago

Yes, playing this game IS fun, and I can let my imagination flow (without the help of my family that has no knowledge of what I do on NT).  So what about you, Suz?  I thought Girls Just Want To Have Fun or is that nothing more than a movie or a Cyndi Lauper song?

As for playing the game, why do you think I keep creating movie quizzes?  It's because those who participate have always told me that it's fun, even when they don't score well.  But Kathleen knows - she had the best score on the last one.

Having fun these days is really not a bad idea, I would think.

 
 
 
Kathleen
PhD Principal
2.1.8  author  Kathleen  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.1.7    3 months ago

Hey... Sue and I have fun on the political articles... ( just kidding) : )

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
2.1.9  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kathleen @2.1.8    3 months ago

By the way, you DIDN'T say "in silence", so one could have a radio or a memory stick player and speakers or headphones.  But Andy Dufresne didn't have them for two months in solitary - as he explained later, the music was played in his mind.

 
 
 
Kathleen
PhD Principal
2.1.10  author  Kathleen  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.1.9    3 months ago

Complete silence, you eat your lunch and your drink in the dark. If you need the bathroom, that is in the dark. ( a toilet and sink in the same room) you have to maneuver yourself to the bathroom.  

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
2.1.11  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kathleen @2.1.10    3 months ago

Can I have a seeing eye dog to keep me company?  LOL

 
 
 
Kathleen
PhD Principal
2.1.12  author  Kathleen  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.1.11    3 months ago

jrSmiley_4_smiley_image.png  No, poor doggie in the dark...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
2.1.13  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kathleen @2.1.12    3 months ago

Okay, I guess walking it would be a problem anyway, but then if you ever watched the movie "Bruce Almighty".....

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Kathleen
PhD Principal
2.1.14  author  Kathleen  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.1.13    3 months ago

Yes...I remember this part.. lol

 
 
 
Gsquared
Sophomore Principal
3  Gsquared    3 months ago

I'd pay them.

 
 
 
Kathleen
PhD Principal
3.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  Gsquared @3    3 months ago

Would you do it?

 
 
 
pat wilson
Professor Guide
4  pat wilson    3 months ago

You might be able to do that for a few days, beyond that I don't think most humans (or animals) could endure that. 

Maybe if you were a practicing, trained meditator you could go longer.

 
 
 
Kathleen
PhD Principal
4.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  pat wilson @4    3 months ago

I would only be able to do it for a day or two. 

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
Sophomore Principal
5  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)    3 months ago

I could, but not for a year. I agree with Buzz's reference to the commentary in Shawshank Redemption. 

Oh... and without meds, I couldn't help but to fall asleep.

 
 
 
Kathleen
PhD Principal
5.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka) @5    3 months ago

That would be hard staying awake. I would doze off too...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
5.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka) @5    3 months ago

Make sure the eight hours follows your awakening from your regular 8 hour sleep, eat a light meal and then do the 8 hour darkness solitary.  I don't think it's impossible.  

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
Sophomore Principal
5.2.1  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @5.2    3 months ago

I have a sleep disorder called Hypersomnia. It's not something that most understand.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
5.2.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka) @5.2.1    3 months ago

I just looked it up.  I suffer from insomnia, but I think it's common for people my age.  I don't have trouble falling asleep, but I wake up many times during the night (sometimes caused by my bladder of course) and am constantly trying to fall back asleep.

 
 
 
Kathleen
PhD Principal
5.2.3  author  Kathleen  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @5.2.2    3 months ago

I have the same problem, I can fall asleep okay, but I wake up a few times a night. 

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
Sophomore Principal
5.2.4  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @5.2.2    3 months ago

That is pretty normal as people get older. Maybe I will eventually have a normal sleep / wake cycle? jrSmiley_91_smiley_image.gif

There's been more studies into hypersomnia in the last 5 years or so, but it's still very much misunderstood, even by professionals. There's not enough of us throughout the world that suffer from it to further understand it. There's speculation that it's akin to Narcolepsy, but without the cataplexy; the biggest difference to me though is that a 20 minute nap does absolutely nothing for me, but for a narcoleptic, it does... at least for a couple hours. It's VERY noticeable when I don't have my meds to keep me awake. Driving is something that I dare not try without my meds. The first time I fell asleep driving was about 6 months after I got my driver's license a police siren woke me up, because I ran a red light, he was cool though and followed me home to make sure I got home safely rather than ticket me... Second time, I was 20 or 21 on my way home from Cedar Point with my uncle and the rumble strips woke me up. I wasn't officially diagnosed until I was 30 years old. Up to that point, I would keep myself awake with OTC Ephedrine, which you can't even get anymore.

 
 
 
Freefaller
PhD Guide
6  Freefaller    3 months ago

Hell no!!  I'd lose my marbles (the few I have remaining anyway)

 
 
 
Kathleen
PhD Principal
6.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  Freefaller @6    3 months ago

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TᵢG
Professor Principal
7  TᵢG    3 months ago

It would be equivalent to being blind for 8 hours.  

Blind people somehow deal with darkness 24x7 so for this amount of money I can see people doing this.

If one is allowed audio books, etc. this seems very doable.

 
 
 
Kathleen
PhD Principal
7.1  author  Kathleen  replied to  TᵢG @7    3 months ago

It would show you what it’s like.

 
 
 
TᵢG
Professor Principal
7.1.1  TᵢG  replied to  Kathleen @7.1    3 months ago

Yes it would, in part.   However, I suspect that living blind 24x7 is substantially different than being able to regain sight after 8 hours.

 
 
 
Kathleen
PhD Principal
7.1.2  author  Kathleen  replied to  TᵢG @7.1.1    3 months ago

So the question is, would you be able to do it? No audio books.

 
 
 
TᵢG
Professor Principal
7.1.3  TᵢG  replied to  Kathleen @7.1.2    3 months ago

I doubt I would do it if it meant 8 hours in isolated darkness each day for a year with nothing whatsoever to do.