Monday, August 6, 2007

Discrimination against sleepy people

All my life, I have endured the persecution.

I have been jabbed with pencils, smacked with newspapers, pelted with erasers, and written up in my permanent record.

All because I get sleepy when people are boring.

Memo to dull people: The fault is yours, not mine.

I get a decent amount of sleep at night and I don't party till the wee hours. If you put a shovel or a hammer in my hand, I can work till the sweat runs in rivers from my skin. If I have a project to do in my office, I can work on it from dawn until long past dark -- and you will never, ever catch me sleeping in my office.

But if you force me to listen to you and you are boring, I will go to sleep. And I'm tired of being treated like a slacker because of your failure to learn basic speaking skills or how to get your message across in a reasonable amount of time.

Would you jab me if I was a Catholic? Throw erasers at me if I were mentally-challenged? Write me up for being Muslim?

It is absolutely agony to try to force myself to stay awake when my brain is not being stimulated. I went through college chewing lemon slices in order to cope.

And I am tired of it. Literally.

11 comments:

Lyn said...

HA, HA, HA!!! ME, TOO... I am serious, and, I am so real that I cannot feign interest... Love it... glad that there are others besides me...

chipazoid said...

Snigger

eastcoastdweller said...

We are mad as hell and we aren't gonna take it anymore!

...Kat said...

I get sleepy after breakfast!

Open Grove Claudia said...

I'm a little jealous since sleep is as illusive as Isis for me. I tend to wander off in my mind. It's just as rude, just not as noticeable.

Rebecca said...

Wow. I don't think I have ever done that. But, that said, for me, sleep requires a few things: dark, quiet and horizontal.

When a speaker has lost my interest, I let my mind wander or doodle.

eastcoastdweller said...

Kat: Welcome to my blog. I think that You are the first person to drop in here without my having visited Your blog first.

Obviously, You're not too sleepy to take some beautiful pictures -- folks, you have to check out Her blog, amazing captures of the natural world.

Claudia: Welcome as well. Don't be jealous -- it's miserable. Sometimes I jam myself so hard into Stay Awake for the Meeting mode that I can't get to sleep once I get home afterwards.

Rebecca: I still go to sleep even if I am doodling or daydreaming, as long as Mr. Yakity Yak is still singing his podium lullaby.

...Kat said...

Thanks ever so much!


(and I am into Horus myself)

...Kat said...

certainly, please do! .... link away :-)

Dawn said...

I'm so with you on that one!

If I need to attend a class or lecture for a day, I usually bring my crochet needle and some yarn with me! For some reason, keeping my hands busy helps me to pay attention - and not fall asleep. :)

eastcoastdweller said...

Kat: Horus, eh? Clever repartee, methinks. And with happy heart I shall link You.

Dawn: Perhaps I should learn to crochet, too.