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Annoying things co-workers say to you

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"Look who decided to show up!"

"Are you stoned?"

"Well, if you decide to show up to work on time, maybe you'll get a raise"

"Who's the new person?" (after being out a day)

"Yeah, I'm tired, too" or "No one likes getting out of bed to come to work"

"Maybe you should go to bed earlier"

"You should take some vitamins"

"I'm sooooo tired, you don't even KNOW"

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"Look who decided to show up!"

"Are you stoned?"

"Well, if you decide to show up to work on time, maybe you'll get a raise"

"Who's the new person?" (after being out a day)

"Yeah, I'm tired, too" or "No one likes getting out of bed to come to work"

"Maybe you should go to bed earlier"

"You should take some vitamins"

"I'm sooooo tired, you don't even KNOW"

Here is one of my come backs to I get tired alot, too! " Oh I remember when I used to just Get Tired, Now I just Stay There!" :lol:

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Whenever someone says they are tired, sleepy, etc. I say "You know you can't say that around me...you don't know tired my friend" :P

I too have been accused of being on drugs, and I always have to tell my teachers that it isn't just their boring lectures that are making me sleep :lol:

Chris"Toph4er"

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My school is terrible in coping with my Narco Im not even aloud to go on school trips. :(

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I feel all of your frustrations both at work when my boss pointed out during my yearly eval. . .

"Do you think this is professional? 'I'm sooooooo tired'" mimicing me, and then put her head on the desk.

Also when I was in school, my english teacher actually sent me to the principals office after falling asleep again. When I told him I couldn't help it, he said "If the Dean says you can sleep through my class, why don't you just bring a damn pillow!" Needless to say, the next day, I BROUGHT A PILLOW!

HAHAHAHA. HOW DO YOU LIKE THEM APPLES!

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I feel all of your frustrations both at work when my boss pointed out during my yearly eval. . .

"Do you think this is professional? 'I'm sooooooo tired'" mimicing me, and then put her head on the desk.

Also when I was in school, my english teacher actually sent me to the principals office after falling asleep again. When I told him I couldn't help it, he said "If the Dean says you can sleep through my class, why don't you just bring a damn pillow!" Needless to say, the next day, I BROUGHT A PILLOW!

HAHAHAHA. HOW DO YOU LIKE THEM APPLES!

nice, very nice

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Last week I heard a coworker say "I want to know what dr you go to so they can give me a drs excuse to leave work early too. I can act as crazy as you are." That was another one that I wrote down in my little notepad of harrassment!

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And he thought that would be okay because?????

What an idiot.

Last week I heard a coworker say "I want to know what dr you go to so they can give me a drs excuse to leave work early too. I can act as crazy as you are." That was another one that I wrote down in my little notepad of harrassment!

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Tam, I hope you don't have to write down too many more before something is done about the harassment. I actually had a funny moment yesterday. It is homecoming week at my school, and Monday was "Roll out of Bed" day (yes, I am the luckiest narcoleptic on the planet). A colleague came into the Faculty Lounge and said, "I am so tired today. Doesn't it make you tired when you wear pajamas to school?" While she said it to all of us in the room, I replied, "Actually, I find that it makes me tired no matter what I wear to school." Since she is a good friend and knows about my condition, it brought a big laugh.

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I was told several times that it must be nice to have an excuse to nap whenever you feel like it. Or you must be depressed. or I get tired too or you don't have narcolepsy because you don't fall down when you nap. you drink to much caffiene and that will make you tired. you do too much. And the one I LOVE is...start repeating to yourself that you are healthy and have lots of energy and you will begin to feel a lot better. LOL :angry:

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And the one I LOVE is...start repeating to yourself that you are healthy and have lots of energy and you will begin to feel a lot better. LOL :angry:

I can certainly see how this one could be annoying.

However, I find that when I use positive affirmations like this, I feel better during the times that I am feeling awake.

It doesn't impact my sleep/wake time or ability to fight off sleep attacks, but I find that I have a more positive attitude and sense of well-being during the good times.

That being said, I would also be completely annoyed if someone else kept telling me to do this. It's one of those things that has to come from within.

K

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I can certainly see how this one could be annoying.

However, I find that when I use positive affirmations like this, I feel better during the times that I am feeling awake.

It doesn't impact my sleep/wake time or ability to fight off sleep attacks, but I find that I have a more positive attitude and sense of well-being during the good times.

That being said, I would also be completely annoyed if someone else kept telling me to do this. It's one of those things that has to come from within.

K

You are right, using positive affirmations do help to keep more positive, but when I am told that by repeating positive affirmations magically I will no longer fall asleep. Believe me, I wish it were that easy!!!

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Here's mine:

"So that means you can just sleep whenever you want? That's cool! I wish I had Narcolepsy."

"If you're on the floor for more than one minute, I will call 911"

"Does it ever happen when you're driving?" or the alternative "Do you still drive?"

"Wow, that sounds so cool. I take drugs to do what your body does naturally. I'm so jealous!"

"What's the matter?" after seeing my exhausted face for the millionth time

"So does that mean you're going to fall asleep in the middle of this conversation?"

"Oh, I'm so tired today!" (yes I saw the previous entry on this one but I hate it too! lol)

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Also when I was in school, my english teacher actually sent me to the principals office after falling asleep again. When I told him I couldn't help it, he said "If the Dean says you can sleep through my class, why don't you just bring a damn pillow!" Needless to say, the next day, I BROUGHT A PILLOW!

HAHAHAHA. HOW DO YOU LIKE THEM APPLES!

LoL!!! That is great! I laughed pretty hard when I read this.

"So does that mean you're going to fall asleep in the middle of this conversation?"

I hate that one too! :)

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As an English teacher, I feel the need to apologize for insensitive colleagues everywhere. For me one of the hardest moments comes when I try to explain the condition. That look on a person's face when I tell her or him that I take one medicine to help me sleep at night and another to help me stay awake during the day. Each gaze of disbelief seems to burn itself into my brain!

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I just don't understand why your so tired , your doctor did give you stimulants!

My reply to the above was " well you take medication for your loose bowels but you still seem to have issues!"

Your just tired because the weather is gloomy!

Maybe if you didn't take naps you'd be able to sleep at night.

and last but not least " Why are you so tired all the time, you only have epilepsy. "

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and last but not least " Why are you so tired all the time, you only have epilepsy. "

Hahahahaha! When I was first diagnosed, my well-intentioned mother kept calling C "Catalepsy". I still get that one, even from doctors. hehe

(and don't worry, my mom finally got it right.) :)

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Hahahahaha! When I was first diagnosed, my well-intentioned mother kept calling C "Catalepsy". I still get that one, even from doctors. hehe

(and don't worry, my mom finally got it right.) :)

my mom keeps saying narcoplexy... it drives me nuts

that and my sister. Wow sleeping pills don't put you to sleep? I wonder why?

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being told to 'cheer up' and 'think happy thoughts' when you've got that faceslip thing from mild cataplexy

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I had to inform all of my teachers prior to starting college about my condition. I even supplied them each with a brochure on N and explained that I wasn't looking for special treatment, all I asked was that they didn't embarass me by calling me out in front of the class if I happened to nod off. I explained that I would be tape recording classes in case I missed anything. Every one of them said they understood and would accommodate my needs. One teacher said, "wow, I've always found that condition so fascinating. Don't worry about recording classes, I'll make sure you don't miss anything" all with a smile and a pat on the back. On my very first class I nodded off once and he stood directly in front of my desk and practically screamed "you all better make sure your paying attention because I won't repeat myself!"

Another teacher looked at me like I was complete idiot when I explained my situation and my first class she kept looking at me and very obviously rolled her eyes and did that annoyed sigh, so obvious that other students would look right at me and laugh.

My math teacher was another one who promised to accept my conditions and then called on me to answer a question when I had clearly nodded off, then became annoyed that I didn't know where we were, as were everyone else in the room and then proceeded to lecture me in front of the entire class about how this wasn't high school anymore and he wasn't going to babysit.

I had to drop all my classes except one because I couldn't handle a full day, even on my meds. I never went back. Now I'm in college, but I do it 100% online

My last boss (who was also my aunt) used to say things like all the above, I need to eat better, excercise more, lose weight and was highly annoyed that I wasn't magically cured by my medication 100%. But, the worst was when she became convinced by her own self diagnosing that I didn't have narcolepsy, I was probably diabetic. She even brought in her sugar testing kit and made me test my sugars right there in the office in front of her. She didn't seem to have much to say when my numbers were normal.

and probably the dumbest thing I ever heard from anyone was my dentist's assistant. I explained it was possible I would fall asleep or become paralyzed with the gas because I had narcolepsy and she started laughing and said, "Oh, isn't that that funny disease that makes you say bad words?" I'm pretty sure she was thinking of Tourette's. What an idiot.

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My last boss (who was also my aunt) used to say things like all the above, I need to eat better, excercise more, lose weight and was highly annoyed that I wasn't magically cured by my medication 100%. But, the worst was when she became convinced by her own self diagnosing that I didn't have narcolepsy, I was probably diabetic. She even brought in her sugar testing kit and made me test my sugars right there in the office in front of her. She didn't seem to have much to say when my numbers were normal.

I also have experienced all of the same with teachers... it never ends... they never even come close to understanding.

A couple weeks ago my dad was at a doctor's appointment and happened to bring up how he has 3 kids with N and life wasn't going too well for one of them (me). The doctor told him... He is sure that no one really has N... they're all just hypoglycemic!!!

My mom told me and I said "Wonderful... everyone on NN will be so happy we're all cured now!" LoL

That whole thing made me pretty upset, because my parents are struggling with the whole "I don't believe in N" thing already... so now that was another setback.

Oh well. I guess all we can keep doing is educating people like we are. I explain it to anyone who will listen, because if we don't explain it they'll just have some weird understanding that is incorrect. I think it's a pwn's duty to explain N as much as possible. Maybe someday other pwns will get less of this stuff from the public if we do enough to explain it now.

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ha ha ha its so funny reading what people say to other people with narcolepsy some of it is like reading what people have said to me!!! the two comments that bug me the most is when i tell people i have got narcolepsy and they say " i think i have got that im always tired" and the one that i really hate is " so what happens when you are having sex then??" like its any of their business!!! im guessing that most people on this website are from america. it seems that americans know more about narcolepsy as a general thing but in the UK not that many people know about it or have even heard of it. The only way people are learning about it is through T.V. programs. When i was at school my teachers were great about it. i went to 3 schools since being diagnosed and i never once got told off for falling asleep. if i had p.e. in the morning there wasnt really much point in me being in school the rest of the day especially for maths but the teachers knew about me and in the end i was aloud to miss P.E. so i could stay wake for more important things which was really nice of the school but i still fell asleep!! i have never been able to get a job so i have tried college loads of times and the tutors have always been really good about it. i have never had to ask permission to leave the room or anything like that.

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:angry: I just HATE it when people say it must be nice to have an excuse to take naps. They don't understand that Narcoleptics actually would rather stay up. Most of the time I hate to stop what I am doing because I have to fall asleep. It is SO inconvienent(sp). To me, a nap is somewhat voluntary. So I really don't call it napping; I say I have to fall asleep.

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I'm so tired of being tired and hearing other people talk about how tired they are!

Fortunately, when I told my employer, they were (are) really great about it. Hopefully it won't get to the point I need to schedule naps, but I'm sure they'll work with me then, too.

According to some people, I'm still lazy, need to go bed earlier, and of course, exercise and lose weight.

Yeah, yeah. You first. :rolleyes:

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My boss is too lazy to park in the upper deck parking lot where employees are supposed to park, so she parks next to the building and gives me her keys so I can move her car!! I don't even drive anymore. By the time I move her car and get back to my office I'm so damn exhausted that I have to take a nap.

She also calls in a lot because she's too tired to work. She got a laptop computer so she can work from home when she's too sleepy to come in. WTF!!!

She's on salary so she doesn't have to worry about sick hours and all that. Meanwhile, she's questioning me about what I'm going to do.

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