Shivering

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
A little tale of a time, I awoke cold and naked.

Submitted: July 16, 2017

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I remember once upon a time a moment when I awoke cold and naked. It wasn’t anything weird, but rather a circumstance that really wasn’t a smart move on my part. I was young not too long out of high school, but already into my third job of my working career. I had taken a job as a third shift stocker at the local Winn-Dixie.

Working nights was something I’m sure many of us have done, but there are certain side effects to which we all must be aware of. Namely, the dreaded tiredness of being up all night. Yep, it caught up with me one day.

I had gotten home after a long night and thanks to the intensity of the job I was quite sweaty and grimy. Something, I particularly don’t like. As per the normal convention, I prepared for myself a bath. Now, I realize most people these days prefer showers, but due to my utter tiredness I didn’t feel like standing anymore so a bath it was.

Slipping out of my work clothes and letting them drop upon the vinyl flooring, I preceded to slide into the tub as the water was running. Rubbing the warm water over my arms and legs help ease some soreness, but as the bath went on and the water rose in the tub. I felt the need to just soak. Easing back against the white cool basin, I sat and began to doze.

Two to four minutes later, I turned the water off using my foot and sank back again against the tub. Warm wetness comforted my body. It eased my mind and I drifted off into a sleep that I wasn’t intending to take just yet, but it persuaded it’s hold for a time.

Two hours later, I awoke. My body shivering in the cold water. I don’t know what woke me, but I was glad for it and thankful I hadn’t slipped below the water level. Yet, there I was sitting in the tub as the water drained, cold and naked.


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