"I'm in the management training program. I'm actually doing a Stress Level Elimination Exercise Plan (SLEEP) that I learned at the last mandatory seminar you made me attend."
"I wasn't sleeping. I was trying to pick up my contact lens without hands."
"They told me at the blood bank this might happen."
"This is just a 15-minute power nap like they raved about in that time-management course you sent me to."
"Whew! Guess I left the top off the White-Out. You probably got here just in time"
"I wasn't sleeping. I was meditating on the mission statement and envisioning a new paradigm."
"I was testing my keyboard for drool resistance."
"I was doing a highly specific yoga exercise to relieve work-related stress. Are you discriminating against people who practice yoga?"
"Why did you interrupt me? I had almost figured out a solution to our company's biggest problem."
"The coffee machine is broken..."
"Someone must've put decaf in the wrong pot..."
And the #1 best thing to say if you get caught sleeping at your desk:
"... And, finally, I pray for the future of our company. Amen."
-- from a forward mail
Sunday, December 17, 2006