There is no shortage of horrifying bedroom stories on the Internet. But recently, Twitter user Steve O’Rourke shared an act so bizarre, so hugely offbeat and incomprehensible, that it has people wondering how this man managed to find a partner willing to go along with his antics.
“We were just chatting in work,” wrote O’Rourke last weekend, “and apparently it’s weird that Amy and I don’t sleep on the same side of the bed every night. Some nights I like to sleep by the window, some nights the door.”
“It’s not really that unusual, is it?” he asked.
We were just chatting in work and apparently it's weird that Amy and I don't sleep on the same side of the bed every night. Some nights I like to sleep by the window, some nights the door. It's not really that unusual, is it?
— Steve, but with a clever username (@steveohrourke) March 22, 2019
He offered up several details explaining this odd practice: First one in the bedroom chooses their side, they’ve never argued about it, they move pillows and books, they don’t do it every night, and they’re not aliens (TBD).
Feel like I need to point out the following:
1. First one in chooses
2. We've never disagreed over it
3. We move pillows and books as we move
4. We don't change every single night
5. Neither of us are aliens
— Steve, but with a clever username (@steveohrourke) March 24, 2019
The general consensus on Twitter was: Uh, yeah dude, it is that unusual, and are you sure you aren’t aliens?
O’Rourke noted the outrage, but couldn’t understand why it was weird. “Nobody has explained why,” he responded to a comment.”
Things got even more complicated when O’Rourke revealed that not only does he not have a designated bed side, he and his wife also do not have set seats at the table/couch/etc.
The fact that O’Rourke was able to find a partner who was ok with this deviant behavior both shocked and tickled fans and haters.
Having to move pillows, books, and other bedside table items constantly seems exhausting to even think about.
People joked about the various punishments O’Rourke and his wife deserve for bucking the norm so viciously.
It’s truly an enigmatic way of life. People’s BRAINS ARE BROKEN, STEVE.
There were literally only two people who had ever heard of/considered such a bedroom maneuver.
O’Rourke, in the meantime, maintains that “people should try it before they knock it.”
No thanks, mate.