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Should I stay at a hotel rather than waking people up by coming home late?

Asked by shpadoinkle_sue (7188points) March 20th, 2010

I really like going to midnight showings of new movies. It’s a different kind of vibe than the daytime ones. I was planning on going to one soon in another city.
My perdicament is that when I come home around 3, the dog wakes everyone in the house up. It’s ineveitable. It always ends up in a fight and I really don’t want that. I’ll get “looks” all the next day, as well. Should I suck it up or rent a cheapie hotel room for the night?
I’m trying to be nice to the other people in the house. Also, I don’t get much chance to have a evening to myself and maybe this might be nice and quiet. I don’t know. I just wanted to know if I was out of my mind to think this was even an option.

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Vunessuh's avatar

You would rent a hotel room for the night to avoid waking up your family? I hope I’m not the only one who finds this absurd. Humans are capable of falling back asleep, you know.
Go see the movie, save your money that you would otherwise spend on the hotel, come home and sleep in your own bed.

Judi's avatar

Go for it! Make an adventure out of it.

augustlan's avatar

While I don’t think it’s necessary to stay in a hotel just to keep the peace, you might enjoy it as a treat to yourself. If you can afford it, go on and do it for fun!

j0ey's avatar

Well, if you want to spend the extra money then do it.

But I’m sure your house mates do things that piss you and each other off occasionally right? YES.

Also, will they even appreciate that you are going out of your way just so they don’t wake up for a few minutes? NO.

If you can afford it though, it would be pretty nice I guess…Do it for you though, not to please other people.

ragingloli's avatar

Go ninja and come home without waking people up.

Judi's avatar

@ragingloli ; only a REALLY GOOD NINJA could keep from waking up a dog.

cazzie's avatar

Put the dog in a kennel for the night. You sneak in at 3am without waking people. The dog gets a ‘doggie holiday’ and you get to sleep in your own bed.

ragingloli's avatar

tranquiliser dart gun

Judi's avatar

@ragingloli ; that might do it. The initial Yelp could still wake the family though, just not so abruptly.

ragingloli's avatar

@Judi they will wake up only for a moment, think ”‘t was probably nothing” and go back to sleep

Judi's avatar

@ragingloli ; Yes, tranquilizer guns are the ultimate answer.

thriftymaid's avatar

I wouldn’t worry about waking up the house—they’ll go back to sleep. You don’t say if this is your family, roommates, or who. If you get to a hotel at 3AM, you have eight hours until checkout.

meagan's avatar

Isn’t that a little wasteful? It’d be nice to think of other people before yourself, yes… but how often are you doing this that its an issue?

mrentropy's avatar

I’m all for drugging the dog, but I can see how it would be fun to rent a hotel room for the night.

janbb's avatar

Have you talked it over with your house mates to see if there is another viable solution? It certainly seems to be within your rights to go to a midnight movie from time to time and still sleep at home. Is there a way to silence the dog? Do they object so terribly? Maybe there are certain nights, like Saturday, when it would be less problematic for you to wake them than others? Sounds like a reason for a house discussion to me.

ucme's avatar

That’s entirely your decision.I’d avoid the Dolphin Hotel room 1408 though.

augustlan's avatar

@ucme Is that a Stephen King reference?

Dog's avatar

If it was me I would just bring a pillow and blanket and sleep in my car parked in front of the house for the 3 hours or so till the house wakes up.

ucme's avatar

@augustlan Sure is.Spooky,makes the Bates Motel look like toys r us.

gailcalled's avatar

Bring the dog some hamburger (or if you are desperate, baloney slices).That will solve both your and his perdicament (sic).

mrrich724's avatar

If it isn’t your house, and you are getting “dirty looks” and it ends up in fights, I think that is their passive aggressive sign to you that they don’t appreciate it. Yea, ppl can fall asleep, but once 3 AM rolls around, who wants to be awoken if they are sleeping?

I’d say go for the hotel room, that way you don’t even have to think about it!

neverawake's avatar

I wouldn’t.

YARNLADY's avatar

That would be a great solution. However, you might also consider getting a place of your own, or at least moving in with people who are more compatible.

malevolentbutticklish's avatar

If you put the dog in a room with a loud radio/TV will the dog will not be able to hear you come home?

Dog's avatar

^^ ~Yeah- that would work for sure. The roommates will sleep like babies with the radio/tv on loud. Also that is assuming the dog will not bark to be let out.

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