Best Responses if Found Asleep at Your Desk
Oh, man! Come in at 6 in the morning and look what happens!
This is in exchange for the six hours last night when I dreamed about work!
You don't discriminate against those with Latient Atrophy Zymosis Yeast syndrome, DO YOU?!?
Gee, I thought you (the boss) were gone for the day.
They told me at the blood bank this might happen.
Oh, hi, I was trying to pick up my contact lens without my hands.
This is just a 15 minute power-nap like they raved about in the last time management course you sent me to.
Whew! Guess I left the top off the liquid paper.
I was just meditating on the mission statement and envisioning a new paradigm!
This is one of the seven habits of highly effective people!
I was testing the keyboard for drool resistance.
I'm doing the Stress Level Elimination Exercise Plan (SLEEP) I learned at the last mandatory seminar you made me attend.
It worked well for Reagan, didn't it?
This is a highly specific Yoga position to relieve work-related stress.
Just pacing myself for the all-nighter tonight!
I was working smarter, not harder.
Auggh! Why did you interrupt me? I had almost figured out a solution to our biggest problem.
I'm in the management training program.
The coffee machine is broken....
Someone must've put decaf in the wrong pot.
Boy, that cold medicine I took last night just won't wear off!
Ah, the unique and unpredictable circadian rhythms of the workaholic!
It's okay...I'm still billing the client.
And the #1 response if found asleep at your desk:
...and I especially thank you for my excellent boss, Amen!
Last Updated: July 14, 1998