We had just climbed in bed and were talking about our day at the conference when she knocked on the door. I looked at my husband--who was it? who knew us at this conference? should we answer? who should go?
As I was closest, I walked to the door and opened it a crack, peeking out at the woman on the doorstep. I'd seen her earlier in the day. "Yes?"
"Do either one of you snore?" Huh? It apparently was a serious question so I tried not to laugh. What was happening? She went on, "it sounds like someone is snoring right on the other side of the wall."
"Well, we heard someone snoring last night on the other side of our room."
She looked incredulous. "You mean to tell me the noise is from two rooms over?"
I shrugged. "I don't know but I don't think we snore." She continued to lodge her complaint. "I've not slept for three nights. They can't find another room for me." I listened politely and nodded at the right moments. She closed the conversation by saying, "You're sure you don't snore? Well, I guess I can handle it for one more night." And off she went.
I closed the door, turned to my husband and we both started laughing--quietly. She was on the other side of the wall after all. I went back to bed. We whispered to each other, "even if we did snore, what did she want us to do about it?" We laughed again, very quietly.
What do you think she wanted us to do? What would you have done?