Signs You Might Be Sleep Deprived

Filed under: — Kate @ 11:16 am EST

You come around the corner from the bathroom, and upon finding yourself face to face with the full-length mirror, think for a split second that someone else is in your apartment.

Before leaving the office for a coffee run, you think to yourself “I’ll just grab enough money from my wallet to pay for the latte… and then you realize you’ve taken out $160 and left the $4 in your wallet.

You begin talking to an employee who’s in another room, and as you walk to that room (still talking), you end up giving instructions standing over the shoulder of the wrong person who is very confused.

UPDATE: You need to drop off some paperwork to another department whose office is on your way to work. You remember this while still at home. As you are walking to work, you call and tell them that you need to do this. And then you walk right past the building and forget to drop off the paperwork.

7 Responses to “Signs You Might Be Sleep Deprived”

  1. Holz Says:

    Some others:

    You accidently use the body wash as shampoo.

    You walk out of the house, get in your car, and realize you forgot to put on a nice shirt, and are wearing a wrestling T-Shirt… and your socks don’t match.

  2. Manchild Says:

    When someone nudges you at your desk because your eyes are closed, and you have to say “Amen!” and pretend you’ve just finished praying.

  3. Melissa Says:

    When you get off the freeway at your work exit and realize that you can’t remember the rest of the drive.

    Or when you pack your lunch, get to work and realize that your lunch is sitting on the counter.

    Have totally done the body wash / shampoo / conditioner mix-up on more than one occassion.

  4. Kamin Says:

    Ha ha… MC… gotta try that one!!!!

    How about Preparation H on your toothbrush?

  5. Kate Says:

    Let’s see…

    Amazingly, I’ve never mixed up my shower products. Equally amazing, I’ve never left the house improperly dressed and my socks always match. I do sometimes forget jewelry, though, and then that bugs me all day, especially if it’s my watch or my ring.

    Fallen asleep at my desk plenty of times, but I don’t think I’ve ever been caught.

    However, driving somewhere and not remembering the trip—that’s happened to me more times than I can count. I actually had my only car accident ever because I fell asleep at the wheel. That really forced me to change some of my habits. But I pretty much never drive anymore, so I haven’t had to worry about it for a while.

    And as for the lunch, I have a really hard time with that. I actually have to hang my lunch bag from the door knob the night before if I want to remember it. I’ve always had that problem. When I was a kid, my mom was always having to bring my lunch to school because I forgot it.

  6. Holz Says:

    How about Preparation H on your toothbrush

    I was gonna say KY Jelly, but honestly, I don’t think I’ve ever been *that* tired.

  7. Manchild Says:

    Mmm…. Minty.