I know someone that snores. And as this person gets older, the snoring is becoming more frequent. And deep. And prolonged. This person's spouse will sometimes kick the poor snorer and demand that he "STOP SNORING!" This works for awhile. But sometimes the snoring comes back and the spouse has to kick and yell "FOR THE LOVE, STOP SNORING!" It's the "FOR THE LOVE" that gives the snorer a heads up that he's on thin ice.
Now, sometimes said snorer takes it all in stride and tries to move positions in order to stop snoring. But then there are other days. . . And on those days. . .
HE DENIES SNORING! That's right! Snorer responds with, "I wasn't snoring! Let me sleep."
Let ME sleep, indeed. I feel a FOR THE LOVE coming on.
This drives me, I mean, the spouse, INSANE. Why would said spouse wake up at 3:30 in the morning and demand that he stop snoring if he is not snoring? Does he think that I sit up at night and think of ways to be devious and interupt a perfectly nice night's sleep? Does he think that the spouse is up at 3:30 in the morning and wants company? And so she tries to think of a way to wake him up, too, and thinks that an unfair allegation of snoring may do the trick?
Oh, and somedays, said snorer denies snoring and insists that he was just "breathing".
For the love.