There is something about the phrase “Go to bed” that makes the person hearing it not want to obey. Even if you’ve been awake for 18 hours and your eyes are struggling to stay open, having someone tell you to go to bed makes you reluctant to obey.
I would say that it’s simply human nature for some people to be defiant, but as you’ll see in the video below, it’s not just people that do this.
In an incredibly amusing exchange, a tired boxer and her owner engage in a discussion about going to bed. The boxer is clearly tired, but when his mom tells him to go to bed, he resists.
He huffs and puffs, but no matter how hard he blows, his mom stands firm. She’s not tired, so she…