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To think if you've been asleep for an hour you forfeit the rights to the TV?

(37 Posts)
MaddyHatter Sat 22-Oct-16 21:08:28

DH was watching something and fell asleep. Its now been about an hour he's been snoring and i just turned the channel over.

he woke up and moaned he was watching something.

AIBU to tell him if he's going to keep falling asleep, he doesn't get to hog the TV to sleep too?

(i know im not, but i'm fishing for sympathy for the fact my saturday night involves NO conversation and listening to him fucking snoring because he refuses to go do it in bed)

ineedamoreadultieradult Sat 22-Oct-16 21:11:31

Resting your eyes is allowed but once snoring starts you forfit rights to the remote. So yanbu.

QueenLizIII Sat 22-Oct-16 21:11:42


People in my family do that and then suddenly wake up when I change it and swear they were watching it.

MistressMerryWeather Sat 22-Oct-16 21:13:56


You forfeit television rights after the first snore in this house.

DH is a sofa snoozer and I find it disproportionately irritating. Shaddap and take your snorey arse to bed you noisy bugger.

HardcoreLadyType Sat 22-Oct-16 21:19:58

My DH does this a bit.

He was asleep this evening, and "watching" a film. It finished, so DS decided he'd like to watch something different. He had to get the zapper from where DH had it lying on him, which woke DH up. DH was a bit indignant, but we soon put him straight.

The trouble is, he sees being asleep as some kind of moral failing, so if we tell him he's been asleep, he takes umbrage. We pay no attention to such silliness.

PuppetinSpace Sat 22-Oct-16 21:21:50

The old boy does that here. last night he was asleep for around an hour - we'd been watching an episode from a box set. When he woke up of course the story had moved on somewhat - I'd changed episodes too. I explained he'd been asleep so missed 'a lot'. He swore blind he'd not been asleep at all.grin Eventually i got him awake enough to go to bed. He had an early start this am too.

MistressMerryWeather Sat 22-Oct-16 21:37:18

Why do they always deny it? grin

Me: <nudge> Darling your snoring
Him: <jumps awake mid snore> No I'm not!
Me: <sigh>

MistressMerryWeather Sat 22-Oct-16 21:37:49

You're* - Opps.

BadgerIsGrumpy Sat 22-Oct-16 21:39:35

YANBU. You snooze, you lose grin

MaddyHatter Sat 22-Oct-16 21:40:22

i dont know, its like you've insulted them when you point it out!

LBOCS2 Sat 22-Oct-16 21:47:06

Yes! DH seems to think I'm moaning at him when I mention that he's been watching tv with his eyes closed for the past hour...

The annoying thing as well is that we have very different taste in tv so we try and find something acceptable to both of us - and I'm left watching a show I definitely wouldn't have chosen if it were just me. Which is basically is.

rogertherabbit Sat 22-Oct-16 21:47:53

I'm with badger - you snooze, you lose. My DH has a habit of gripping onto the remote whilst snoring which makes poaching it tricky. Always get the indignant 'I was watching that' once he wakes up to find I've put my stuff on 😊 Tough shit!

MaddyHatter Sat 22-Oct-16 21:53:59

We have 2 remotes, lol. We replaced the old one because the numbers wore off the buttons, but i kept it, so if he falls asleep, i can still pause what he's watching or change channels...etc. grin

Knockdownginger Sat 22-Oct-16 21:56:46

Absolutely. DH does this all the time and it drives me mad.

MistressMerryWeather Sat 22-Oct-16 22:00:33

Does anyone else have a head drooper? It's incredibly distracting.

<Droop, droop, droop - Chin touches chest, head jerks up> and repeat?

LittleReindeerwithcloggson Sat 22-Oct-16 22:02:45

And I thought it was just my DH that did that!

SomedayMyPrinceWillCome Sat 22-Oct-16 22:07:39

The trick is to slowly lower the volume of the TV

SomedayMyPrinceWillCome Sat 22-Oct-16 22:08:42

Sorry, pressed send too early.

The trick is to slow,y lower the volume of the TV, when it is bate,y audible then change channel then slowly raise the volume again.
Works every time here

Taylia Sat 22-Oct-16 22:10:54

Usually my DH will then wake up and rewind the program he was watching and I end up having to watch it again. Pisses me off if he then falls asleep again.

Watched the same bit of program 4 times once

MaddyHatter Sat 22-Oct-16 22:10:55

Mistress, Yes.. he also drops his phone which is usually glued to his hand.

miwelaisjacydo Sat 22-Oct-16 22:12:13

Someday I do this!

Luciferbox Sat 22-Oct-16 22:12:49

Yep, once I hear a single snore tv rights are gone.

DustyCropHopper Sat 22-Oct-16 22:15:50

I could have written this post! He is asleep now, has been for most of the evening but I know when he wakes he will claim he was still watching what was on to earlier or complain about not wanting to watch whatever I have on! YADefinitelyNBU!

Luciferbox Sat 22-Oct-16 22:15:59

Oh and if you have Sky then get the app. I can turn the channel over without the remote. I'm evil and have been know to do this when I've gone up for the night and I can hear him snoring downstairs.

KickAssAngel Sat 22-Oct-16 22:21:16

I once watched Capote which I found deeply disturbing and upsetting, but thought DH was engrossed. He had his own sofa and was facing the TV, not moving. When it ended he suddenly woke up and asked what happened.

I told him that I'd just ruined my evening watching the most upsetting movie of my life and then burst into tears.

At least he didn't try to watch the bit he slept through.

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