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Has anyone ever fallen asleep holding something in their hand?

(57 Posts)
AS97 Sat 26-Oct-19 17:43:47

We're all tired, I think that's a given. I just thought it be funny to share in lifes awkward moments. Having recently done this myself with a drink resulting in a very brief thought of "did I pee myself blush".

Where were you at the time?
What were you holding?
How did it end?


Gonegirl Sat 26-Oct-19 17:46:03

Yes. Cup of tea.

Resulted in bad language.

Pantglas2 Sat 26-Oct-19 17:47:06

My book most nights

kittylester Sat 26-Oct-19 17:50:25

And me pantglas

Septimia Sat 26-Oct-19 18:00:35

Frequently - but it's usually only a hanky! I get woken by my nose running, grab my hanky and then hold onto it in case I need it again. More often than not I wake up with it still gripped firmly in my hand.

Sara65 Sat 26-Oct-19 18:07:47

Years ago daughter no1 brought home a boy for the first time, we’d had a few people around for the evening, and were sat around chatting later, poor lad must have been exhausted, dozed off and dropped a pint of beer, went everywhere!

nanaK54 Sat 26-Oct-19 18:12:27

Oh yes, I have also had a rude awakening with a full cup of tea in my lap

Kittye Sat 26-Oct-19 18:23:49

My kindle ..only to be woken when it hits the floor

Gonegirl Sat 26-Oct-19 18:33:22

Yes! The kindle thing is nerve wracking. Thank goodness for carpets.

downtoearth Sat 26-Oct-19 18:35:44

Same as kitty and pantglass
My book ends up on the floor

Gonegirl Sat 26-Oct-19 18:36:06

Sarah65 !!! That poor lad.

The first thing my daughter did when she went to dinner at her partner's house for the first time, was spill her cup tea on his new carpet. Still together though.

Eglantine21 Sat 26-Oct-19 18:36:26

Well, of course, if Ive got the lover sleeping with me.........

AS97 Sat 26-Oct-19 18:38:05

@nanaK54 @Gonegirl hope it had gone cold.

Gonegirl Sat 26-Oct-19 18:38:22

Thats enough of that! wink grin grin

Gonegirl Sat 26-Oct-19 18:39:37

that to eglantine the hussy

Gonegirl Sat 26-Oct-19 18:40:50

Yes. Mine had gone cold AS97. I take ages to drink a mug of tea anyway.

Nannyxthree Sat 26-Oct-19 18:41:33

I have nodded off with a cup if tea in my hand and not spilt a drop!

Gonegirl Sat 26-Oct-19 18:43:07

You wait.... your turn will come. winkgrin

Pittcity Sat 26-Oct-19 19:03:19

DH is always dropping his iPad and then insisting he had not nodded off!

Oopsminty Sat 26-Oct-19 19:05:08

My phone. All the time. Hit me in the face once. Serves me right

Nannyxthree Sat 26-Oct-19 19:05:19

My MIL was always falling asleep with a lit cigarette. Numerous burns in her clothes but didn't set light to the house thankfully.

Greenfinch Sat 26-Oct-19 19:31:06

A full glass of sherry. What a waste !sad

FarNorth Sat 26-Oct-19 19:36:37

Using my tablet in bed, it hits me on the nose.

gmarie Sat 26-Oct-19 19:41:01

Yes, cup of coffee, cell phone, steering wheel, and tongue. Was alone and startled for the first two, scared with the third (pulled over for a power nap) and mildly amused for the last. Debate was so heated that no one noticed I'd stopped participating. grin

grapefruitpip Sat 26-Oct-19 19:45:33

In a hotel room

A body part belonging to my boyfriend

Badly , when my mother in law's head popped round the door.