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Top 15 Excuses when Caught Sleeping at Work


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

2. "This is just a 15-minute power nap like they raved about in that time-management course you sent me to."

3. "I was working smarter -- not harder."

4. "Whew! I musta left the top off the liquid paper."

5. "Oh, I wasn't sleeping! I was meditating on our mission statement and envisioning a new paradigm!"

6. "This is one of the seven habits of highly effective people!"

7. "I was testing the keyboard for drool-resistance."

8. "It worked well for Reagan, didn't it?"


9. "Boy, that cold medicine I took last night just won't wear off!"

10. "I'm actually doing a "Stress Level Elimination Exercise Plan" (SLEEP) I learnt at the last mandatory seminar you made me attend."

11. "This is in exchange for the six hours last night when I dreamt about work!"

12. "I was doing a highly specific Yoga exercise to relieve work-related stress. Do you discriminate against people who practice Yoga?"

13. "Darn! Why did you interrupt me? I had almost figured out a solution to our biggest problem."

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

15. "Geez, I thought you (the boss) were gone for the day."