This isn't meant to offend you. Even if you are one of the people who do this. Unless you just did it to me and then take all the offense you want.
When people call my home at 10:30 in morning and expect me to be awake, I want to react in violent and inhumane ways. Especially if they know a) I have had the flu for a week, and b) I have been working nights. So to call at 10:30 in the ever-loving morning and say "Oh no, I caught you in bed." makes me want to hurt you.
Here's a hint. I am never. NEVER. never. awake before noon if I can help it. Unless I am going to work, I am never awake before noon. Repeat this until you get it.
There are many reasons for this. 1) I have no responsibilities that mean I have to be up. So why should I?, 2) I don't sleep well so it takes me way longer to get rested than other people, 3) I work nights. All night. Many nights in a row, 4) Even when I am not working nights, I don't go to bed until 2 am. This seems silly to people who aren't me. Fine. I think being awake before 10 am is ri-damn-diculous too. So, we'll just agree to disagree, shall we?
One more note. If you are planning to drop something off at my house, you don't have to "ring the door bell". I. Have. Three. Dogs. THREE. I don't need the extra warning. They've told me you're here. They've also told me that two cats, a squirrel, and 14 cars have been by. I'm good.
So, finally, I know people love me and want to be kind and talk to me and let me know they are kind and they love me. I get this. I appreciate it. Really I do. Thank you.
But, I swear to all that is chocolate that if you call me at 10 am again and expect me to be awake and you ruin the little sleep I've been able to get today before I go back for an extra shift at work tonight... I will cut off all your appendages and feed them bit by bit to my dogs. And then, I will call you at a more appropriate time for me.
How does 2 am work for you?