Thursday, August 6, 2009

Nap time? Not so much

I was scanning over a weekly newsletter I get from Here was their words of wisdom for the week:

Afternoon energy booster "If you're finding it hard to get through the afternoon at work without a little nap, find a place you can escape for 15 to 20 minutes (close your office door, use a conference room, even sit in your car). Bring a small travel alarm clock and set it for 15 minutes." — Laura

Ummmm... Seriously? There are a few things wrong with this "advice" in my opinion:

1. Close my office door: The walls are thin at my office. My snoring would penetrate through the halls. People might think it is a fire alarm and evacuate the building.
2. Use a conference room: Where? Under the table? Or maybe on top of it. Nothing weird about that! Maybe if I put a notebook over my head, no one would notice.
3. Sit in your car: If someone saw me laying in my car, they would probably think I was dead, call 911, or smash a window to rescue me. And the walk back from my car to my office would tire me out anyway.

I have a tip for a mid-afternoon boost. A 100-calorie pack of chocolate covered pretzels. YUM! And it limits the chance of massive embarrassment - unless I get chocolate on my face, of course : )