April 22, 2009

I've Fallen and I Can't Get Up!

At work today we had a mandatory safety meeting. I chose to attend the second meeting at one o’clock which was a bad move on my part. I didn’t get much sleep the night before, the meeting was right after I ate lunch, and the room was warm.

The meeting was in the cavernous first floor conference room. I set up the wireless keyboard and mouse on the presenter’s laptop, plugged in the video cable in the floor jack and the back of the laptop, and turned the projector on. I signed into the meeting and took my seat towards the back of the room, which was filling up fast.

The lights were turned down low and the room was getting even warmer from the crowd. The presenter started the safety presentation and it didn’t take long for my lids to start south. I was struggling to stay conscious.

My head snapped up as I heard my snore snap shut. Everyone’s head turned towards me with half smiles on their faces. I feigned a scratch at my chin, checking for drool. It turned out that I was the entertainment portion of the meeting. Thankfully, there was no pop quiz afterward.


  1. Almost choked on my breaky reading that and laughing so much!!
    Too funny BB
    Loved it LOL still giggling

  2. Funny! Remembered all the meetings where I struggled hard to stay awake. Wonder how many noticed.

  3. Ya mean no one sneaked up and used a black marker and wrote or drew something on your forehead? Not even a "Kick me" sign on your back? Your co-workers are slackers!

  4. Oh god! But we all relate! That's the thing....