Sunday, June 19, 2011

DISCOVERY! 5 Ways to Stay Awake at Work.

I've been having sleepless nights of late. I don't know why. And y'know the worst thing about sleepless nights are that you always have to pay for it the next day. Especially when you're at work and you can't hit the sack. Then you're stuck there for the next 8hrs trying, with all your might, to keep your eyes open.

There are many ways to keep your peepers open. Or to sneak in a nap or two while pretending that you're awake.

1. Open-Eyed Spectacles
These spectacles can conveniently be purchased at any toy shop, and placed in your desk drawer in case of situations like this. You can then whip it out and put it on. Works if your working environment doesn't require much interaction with colleagues and bosses. Doesn't work if you snore.

2. Toothpicks
May be potentially dangerous. Works if you can sleep with your eyes open.

3. Clothes Pegs
Looks painful. Works if you have a high threshold for pain. Also works if you have a low pain threshold. The pain will prove effective in keeping you awake.

4. Index Finger and Thumb
Effective if your work does not involve the use of your hands. In this case, this guy kicks ball. So it probably works for him.

5. Make-Up
Create the delusion of open eyes by drawing on your eyelids. Works if you have big eyes and defined eyelids, and if you have the energy to go through the entire make-up process...

And just when I thought all hope was lost... a work friend, Dini, pops up with THIS!
Zesta, a drink 'with natural Guarana boost'. What's Guarana?

Well, Guarana (pronounced gwa-ra-NAH) is a creeping shrub native to Venezuela and northern Brazil in the Amazon rain forest. The fruit are small, bright-red, and contains black seeds.

Guarana seeds are rich in caffeine and contain up to 4-8% caffeine, more than coffee beans, which contain approximately 1–2.5% caffeine. The seeds are also rich in tannins and xanthine alkaloids theophylline and theobromine.

Guarana is reputed to be a stimulant and increase mental alertness, fight fatigue, and increase stamina and physical endurance.

I looked it up online and their ad says "Last to leave the party, first at work."

Hm. I could use this.


Phillip Eastwood said...

OK, should I take these seriously or not? I am really laughing right now. But still it might not be a bad idea trying any of these sometimes... Kidding aside, thanks for posting this... It's been a while since I had a nice laugh.

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