From time to time I do stupid things due to sleep deprivation. Today, I was getting ready for work in the downstairs bathroom. I reached under the sink, grabbed the can of hairspray, closed my eyes and gave it a good, solid spray. The kind where you take a deep breath, hold it, close your eyes and spray. (It is raining, you know!)
But before I even opened my eyes, I realized that was not hairspray I just coated my hair with.
It was air freshener.
That’s right. I’m now walking around in a cloud of Ginger Pumpkin. A very STRONG Ginger Pumpkin. Sorry, Chuck.
So that led me to think about all of the other things I have done in recent years, due to sleep deprivation.
1- During a remote broadcast from Saratoga on Opening Day at the track, I reached down during a commercial break to discover that I had only shaved one leg in the shower that morning.
2- In my morning stupor, stumbing around the kitchen before work, I accidentally poured MILK into the Keurig, instead of water. (Note: that does NOT make a latte!)
3- I got to work one morning to discover that I had packed the wrong phone in my purse. I had a giant cordless phone instead of my cell phone.
4- I arrived at work another time to find I had both sets of keys- mine AND my husband’s- in my purse. He would have no way to get to work. Good thing I was early, and I live close. I ran the other set back home before he woke up.
5- During a commercial break, I was heating up my egg sandwich in the microwave at work, and walked away. Instead of entering 1:30 on the timer, I hit 13:00. I set the microwave on fire. The building alarms went off and the fire department arrived. And the entire building smelled like fire for a full week. Amazingly, I am still employed!
I can’t be the only one who does stupid things in the mornings. What are some foolish things you have done due to sleep deprivation?