- A behavior performed without conscious knowledge and not under conscious control. Can be observed in a variety of contexts, including narcolepsy. Most of the time, the events cannot be recalled by the subject.
- The most annoying thing ever.
Case in point: Yesterday, I couldn’t find my slippers. Slippers are essential in Spain — apparently, walking around the house barefoot is the epitome of uncivilized. This came as a bit of a surprise to me. In the States, I think it’s generally considered rude to keep your shoes on in the house, since you’d be tracking filth from outside all over the place.
But this is a cultural difference. In Spain, shoes at all times are a must, so house slippers are the thing to have.
And yesterday, I couldn’t find mine.
This is my bed. There was something lumpy under the sheets.
Oh, look! My slippers! Right where I left them.
Under the bedsheets.
Where they belong.
How kind of my sleep self to put away my shoes for me.
Thank you for tidying up, Sleep Elaine. Always helping out. Never making life difficult. Just helping.