At my high school boarding school I was lucky enough to get one of the old hospital beds. I thought they were pretty cool. They had a hand crank to raise and lower the bed.
I don’t remember generally being afraid of the dark, but if someone or something was going to hide under a bed, there was plenty of room under these hospital beds. That year there was a lot of talk about demonic activity. I don’t know if any of the stories were true or not, but I did go to sleep every night hoping I wouldn’t wake up until morning.
Of course it was inevitable–one night I woke up and had to use the restroom. Gathering all the courage I could muster, I jumped off my bed and literally ran all the way down the hall to the bathrooms.
On the way back, still jumpy, I ran the distance to my room. When I entered the dark room, I heard a really scary sing-songy sound. My hair stood on end, and I screamed and jumped on my roommate’s bed. I guess I thought she’d save me. She was sitting up in her bed, and in her sleep had not even heard the sound leave her own mouth. When I landed on her bed, it woke her up. Seeing somebody in her bed, she let out a blood-curdling scream. Then I screamed. Then she screamed. For several seconds we screamed at each other intermittently. It took a while for us to figure out what happened. I still laugh every time I think of us screaming at each other in mutual horror!
Whew – those hospital beds are so uncomfortable! I hope you had a better mattress than the ones in the hospitals!
Too funny about you two screaming back and forth.
Oh. My. Goodness.
I’m still giggling – I think we all went through that phase!! Mine was at summer camp and I had to take a flashlight through the woods to the outhouse and back. Umm….not fun and I still have nightmares about a few of those trips 🙂
You haven’t changed much in appearance, you still look young without the curly hair…
Elizabeth Grimes says
The screaming story is funny, but I’m laughing at your side pony tail! 🙂
I screamed when I first saw the photo which accompanied this post. And now it’s stuck in my head… If I had been your roommate and woken up with that 80s/90s hairdo in front of me I would probably have struggled to stop screaming too…
Nancy @ A Rural Journal says
The only time I came close to screaming was when I was in labor. After that, nothing seems very scary to me.
Kim @Kimmama says
I bet you scared everyone else, too! LOL
That would have scared me half to death! I wonder if everyone else woke up terrified? 🙂
Hehehe funny story and cool hairdo!…P.S…in half my kid pics I have a ponny tail just like that! cool do! *_^
What year was that? It must have been freshman or sophmore, because I don’t remember it. Or maybe, I didn’t hear about it. 🙂
Susan Evans says
Loved your story! I still can scare myself over any random night noise. The hair is also so cool. I think side ponytails are coming back. Janae
Ken Barnes says
Chad Thomas Johnston says
I’m not sure which is scarier: The story or the totally awesome high school photo! 🙂 Ha!
what a story! ah! 🙂 I would be screaming too lol
How funny! I used to wear my hair in a side pony tail, too, in high school. I look back and ask myself “Why?” alot…
Skyler Ashley says
I would have screamed too! It’s the middle of the night and a scream crazed college coco just landed on TOP of me! xD Just kidding! haha too funny! Love you AND your hilarious stories!