Today, was no exception. However today, someone actually took a nap on them. As I was walking to the restroom, I passed by the couches and there was a man. dressed in work clothes, sprawled out on one of the couches - dead asleep.
I did my business in the bathroom and walked by the couches again. Yep, confirmed. Strange man is dead asleep. I was a little jealous.
However, this middle-of the-day nap reminded me of an incident that happened to me not so long ago. About 10 months ago to be exact.
I had joined the gym (yet again) and of course had the new-gym-member-motivation (and yes, it only lasted about a week). I decided that I would get up early and go to the gym at 6 am. So, that morning when my alarm went off, I actually got up and worked out.
By 11 am that day, I was falling asleep at my desk. All I wanted to do was take a nap. I decided that I would go home for lunch, read Harry Potter (it had just come out) and rest my tired eyes. And so, I went home for lunch. I read for 30 minutes and looked at my watch. It was 12:45. I needed to leave. Oh, but I was still so tired. I thought, "I just need to rest my eyes for one minute." I rested my book on my chest and closed my eyes.
I opened my eyes and looked at my watch. 1:45 pm. Oh good, not a minute has gone by. WAIT.. WHAT???? 1:45????? No way. NO WAY!? In a matter of one second, I had thrown my book off my chest, grabbed my keys and was in my car racing back to work. However, I seriously was still half asleep. I actually had to hold my eyelids open. I compare the feeling to when I am really really tired and am watching a really good movie... I want to stay awake, but for the life of me can't keep my eyes open. Now, imagine that - and then try to drive to work.
Needless to say, I don't go home for lunch anymore. Oh, and I don't go to the gym either - but that is only because I am lazy.