Can you walk around your house in the dark?

@vega83 (6346)
Bahrain
June 9, 2007 1:59pm CST
Do you know your house that well? Or do you need to turn on the lights, when you want a drink of water in the middle of the night? Do you bump into things or do you know your way so well, that even if it's pitch black you can weave your way all around the house and back? I can actually walk all around my house in the middle of the night, without putting on any lights, or bumping into anything at all. I guess our body and our feet remember more than we do. So if you feel you need to turn on the lights in the house, give your body a chance and don't do that next time, see if you can make your way around and back without seriously injuring yourself or getting any bruises. Who knows, it might just help your night vision...
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@inked4life (4228)
• United States
9 Jun 07
I can walk around the house in broad daylight with all the lights blazing annd still walk into stuff. I am one of the most clumsy people out there and am constantly tripping, or falling on my a$$...I am a constant source of amusement for my wife
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@maryannemax (12174)
• Sweden
9 Jun 07
oh. that is such a revelation to all of us here inked4life. too clumsy! even during the day. hehee. and funny, too. no wonder why your wife finds you as an amusement. hehe. so, i wonder how you are when in the dark. just sitting down? or will you try to atleast move. gosh... if so, i wonder how many times you'll bump into something. hehe. just kidding inked4life... anne
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@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
10 Jun 07
Haha, that is cute... I can be a bit clumsy too sometimes but that's rare... Well at least your wife is entertained, and that's cool! L8^J
• United States
10 Jun 07
My girlfriend is always waiting to catch me falling down with her camera but I try not to give her that satisfaction...I'll get back to you on when I actually succeed
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9 Jun 07
i could walk around the house all day and night with no light when you are stuck in the same routine of walking around your house you get used to it so easy
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@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
10 Jun 07
Yeah, the same routine, you don't need eyes then, you can just walk around the house anyway, true..
• United States
20 Jun 07
This works until someone leaves a bike in th middle of the hall...owwwwww!
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@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
20 Jun 07
ouch!
@Calais (10905)
• Australia
9 Jun 07
I can walk around in the dark, I know where everything is and its just that on the odd occasion there might be a toy there and I kick it which results in a bruised toe or waking everyone up...lol.
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@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
10 Jun 07
ha ha, wow, what kind of a toy gives you a bruised toe? I didn't even know toes could get bruised.. haha
@Calais (10905)
• Australia
10 Jun 07
A toy metal truck or cars.
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@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
10 Jun 07
ouch! a metal truck....
• United States
9 Jun 07
I can make it through my house on most nights without running into anything or stubbing a toe without lights. I say most night because every once in a while one of my children will put something in my path and I'll end up kicking it or tripping over it. I even learned how to go to the bathroom without any lights lol.
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@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
10 Jun 07
Oh yeah, the surprise toy. You know even though they're supposed be safe... they do hurt like crazy if you step on one of those...
• United States
10 Jun 07
Yes they do... I think the Legos or the Lincoln Logs are the worst lol.
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@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
10 Jun 07
oh, those legos are bad. Blunt force trauma...
@maryannemax (12174)
• Sweden
9 Jun 07
at times when blackout strikes and i need to go get a flashlight, i can navigate myself through the house up to the place where the flashlight is placed. maybe because i do most of of the cleaning and the arranging of furnitures and so, i am familiar with everything even if it's too dark. but there are times when i bump my knees in corners of tables... and that really hurts vega!... anne
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@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
10 Jun 07
Oh, yeah, those can hurt, I've never bumped into anything in the dark, but I've had my usual bumps into tables in the daylight, and yeah it does hurt, when it hits you right in the shin, ouch!!
@maryannemax (12174)
• Sweden
10 Jun 07
yayks! you bump into things when there's light and do not bump on them when it's dark. hehehe. that's a unique talent there vega!
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@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
11 Jun 07
Yeah well I guess in daylight, I'm confident I won't bump into anything so I'm more care free, but in the dark there is a certain level of caution. But I know, it's stupid 8D
• Singapore
9 Jun 07
Sure I can. I normally walk around my house in the dark. Then again, I don't make it an excursion or something lol. It's like, I don't mark it on my calendar that ok, on Friday I am going to walk around my house in the dark LMAO. :P But if you give yourself a few seconds (depending on how "experienced" you are), you will be able to sort of see in the dark. Not so absolutely clear, but you will at least be able to make out outlines. So it shouldn't really be a problem at all. Well, not too big a problem.
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@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
10 Jun 07
Yeah, I know what you mean, the night vision does take a little time to kick in. Actually I can see pretty well in the dark. But I don't make it an excursion either..haha, at least not on Fridays. Thursday's my day, haha..
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• Singapore
10 Jun 07
Why Thurs? Lol :P
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@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
10 Jun 07
There doesn't have to be no reason. I'm crazy vega.... X-D
@lxrowe (372)
• Australia
15 Aug 07
I could run around my house in the dark... Been here so long... But I don't use the lights at night anyway, I hate em... Stupid fluro things... =\
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@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
15 Aug 07
Don't like lights, eh? You aren't by any chance a vampire, are you?
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@ayris77 (1304)
• Malaysia
15 Aug 07
When the black out happened,i just need less than 1 minute to adapt with the dark problem.After that i can walk as usual!
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@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
15 Aug 07
Yeah same here, if you're relaxed and you focus, your eyes can get accustomed to the dark really soon.
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@lols189 (4798)
15 Aug 07
i can walk the full length off my flat in the dark without any bumps.
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@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
15 Aug 07
Wow, that's great! Same here.
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@Cassy1976 (796)
• Australia
29 Jun 07
Yes I can walk around my house int he dark quite confidently, when my daughter wakes up during the night i often have to as if I put the light on it wakes her up fully so i have got used to just wandering around with no lights on, I just really hope most nights that I havent forgotten to put away her toys so I dont trip over them
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@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
30 Jun 07
Yeah, watch out for the toys.. plus if you put on the light then it's hard to go back to sleep again, so I prefer not to. I would rather walk around in the dark.
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@babystar1 (4236)
• United States
10 Jun 07
Yes I can walk around in my house in the dark without bumping into things.I lived in my house for 29 years and I no every inch of my home even in the dark. I can fine anything that I would need in the dark.
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@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
10 Jun 07
Wow, 29 years, yeah, of course you'd be really familiar with everything.
@ryanphil01 (4187)
• Philippines
9 Jun 07
familiarity of the place helps a lot. you won't find it difficult even during the darkest moments when you know exactly where the things are placed in your house. even when the lights are off, i can walk around the house without injuring myself. i know where i am leading to and i am familiar where to grab the stuff i needed.
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@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
10 Jun 07
Yeah, me too. I know exactly where I'm going. And I can take exactly what I want by just knowing where it is...
9 Jun 07
I used to hate walking around in the dark but I keep going to bed after my husband (especially now I have found MyLot) and since he has to get up early and I don't want to wake him I try not to put the lights on. I am getting quite good at finding my way. Mind you we are quite lucky with street lighting coming through our windows.
@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
10 Jun 07
Oh yeah, the good old street lighting. Come to think of it, we are all never really in the absolute dark, because there is always some light coming in from somewhere, from a car, from another house, or from a street light.
• Canada
9 Jun 07
I know my house well enough to walk around without the lights but I don't like to as I don't like the dark that much . I don't have to worry about bumping into things unless there is a toy left our that I don't know about but we are in the process of moving so I will have to get used to a new house again but I have never had a problem with this as it usually only takes a couple of months for me to get used to the place we are living in . We have moved so many times over the years that I have become used to having to get used to a new place at night .
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@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
10 Jun 07
Yeah, I've moved a lot around different places too, so it becomes easier getting accustomed to a new place very quickly..
@golfproo (1841)
• Canada
9 Jun 07
I know my house like the back of my hand so I can do this fairly easily. However, the trick happens when my daughters leave all their stuff lying around. I may know where everything is, but this little added benefit could easily lead to a broken leg :( cheers,
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@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
10 Jun 07
Yeah, the surprise toy. Boy, can those hurt!!
@magnel (2263)
• India
9 Jun 07
Yes, i know my house very well and can walk without bumping anything on way back and forth... of course i have go very slowly during that time as I need to concentrate and think what is where otherwise I might bump into something that has to come in the middle of my way...
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@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
10 Jun 07
Well, I don't think in those cases, I let my body memory lead me..My feet seem to remember where to go. Plus after a while your eyes do get accustomed to the dark, so it becomes easier..
@Woodpigeon (3710)
• Ireland
9 Jun 07
I guess I can because I sleep walk from time to time. If I am awake I seem to think I need the lights, but when I am asleep and up for a stroll I seem to prove myself wrong!
@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
10 Jun 07
oh, the classic case of "the body remembers" better than the eyes or the brain.
@natrlvr2 (384)
• United States
9 Jun 07
Absolutely. My house is so small,I could I not.LOL.There's no weaving.LOL.
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@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
10 Jun 07
Well, at least there's no bumping into stuff either.
@honeyangel (1993)
9 Jun 07
i would have to say yes i can find my way around my house in the dark,i know where everything is,i suppose everone can.it the things on the floor like the kids toys i have to look out for lol
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@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
10 Jun 07
Well, no, apparently, not everyone can... Read the response above you, you'd know..
@mariner68 (1278)
• India
9 Jun 07
i can very well manage to walk in my home with out the lights on, even in pitch darkness, as i am used to the place and know which thing lies where.
@vega83 (6346)
• Bahrain
10 Jun 07
Yeah, but what about if you're redecorating and you move furniture around, I'm sure that could take some getting used to..