alan.weldon

Work Excuses

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10 best excuses when you get caught falling asleep on your desk:

10. "They told me at the blood bank this might happen."

9. "This is just a 15 minute power-nap like they raved about in

that time management course you sent me to."

8. "Whew! Guess I left the top off the White-Out. You probably

got here just in time!"

7. "I wasn't sleeping! I was meditating on the mission statement

and envisioning a new paradigm."

6. "I was testing my keyboard for drool resistance."

5. "I was doing a highly specific Yoga exercise to relieve

work-related stress. Are you discriminatory toward people who

practice Yoga?"

4. "Why did you interrupt me? I had almost figured out a

solution to our biggest problem."

3. "The coffee machine is broken..."

2. "Someone must've put decaf in the wrong pot..."

And the #1 best thing to say if you get caught sleeping at your

desk...

1. I have Narcolepsy. have you seen the movie Deuce Bigalow?

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Reminds me of my last proper job I had - 7 years ago.

I would carefully position myself with my back towards the door, lay my hands on the keyboard, close my eyes and sleep at that position.

Waking up and carry on typing as soon as someone entered the door.

But I also programmed myself - should anyone spot me sleeping - my reply would be that I work best whilst "meditating"

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Whenever I'd sleep in class I'd just say,

"I wasn't sleeping, I was just resting my eyes... I listened to the whole lecture"

lol... I heard something honestly, but I didn't comprehend anything ever when I'd do that. (This was pre N dx)

Nice list :)

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I loved the list, Angellus, but I need a different one. As the "boss" (teacher) in my work environment, those don't work for me. Certainly, I could whip out, "If you students would do better work, I wouldn't find you so boring" and "I was merely testing your ability to work independently by pretending to sleep," but those only go so far. Even better, I think you should create a "card" line. "Angellus's PWN Cards for Any Occasion" - you gotta admit, it has a great ring to it! I hope all is well. I miss you!

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I joke about needing a laminated sign with strings that I can hang around my neck. Possibly with one of those clock faces where you can change the time. "Narcoleptic At Work, Please Wake Me At:" with the clock set at whatever time I needed to get up would be great.

Mike, I'm not sure what grade you teach but when I was in high school the teachers had suspiciously numerous "speaking to the principal/head of department/looking up the answer" breaks. We were half convinced they were mystical creatures who could vanish into thin air at any given moment. So there's an option for you. LOL.

Stake out an unused broomcloset nearby...

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As the "boss" (teacher) in my work environment, those don't work for me. Certainly, I could whip out, "If you students would do better work, I wouldn't find you so boring" and "I was merely testing your ability to work independently by pretending to sleep," but those only go so far.

tell your class that whoever wakes you before 15 minutes will get detention, and if nobody wakes u up before 20 minutes that the whole class will get detention haha

and if not that, just tell them to do drugs, if not they will end up like u :P

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