Me sleeping on the bus. Photo by Halik
I can sleep almost anywhere, and do. I think I inherited this from my mother. However, lately I’ve discovered that I also drool and loll my head about like a fool. I never quite realized this. I’d say it was embarrassing, but I’m asleep. I wouldn’t even be aware, if not for these pictures.
People ask me why I sleep so much. It’s like time travel. If I can fall asleep on the bus, it’s like I was never on the bus. You know the best way to take the Jaffna bus? Ambien. Aside from brief conversational hallucinations, it works like a dream. That’s why I sleep all the time.
Me sleeping in a chair Photo by Jerry
I also sleep when people are lounging about because A) I get sleepy and B) also a good way to pass the time. Storing up energy or whatever. If you put me in any moving vehicle I can sleep. If there’s a chair I can sleep. If there’s a floor, even better. It’s like my superpower. I can sleep.
With these photos that my friends have taken, however, I may have discovered my weakness. Apparently my head lolls about, and I drool like a motherfucker. There’s actually another photo that Meg took with my head flopped over and my buriya showing through my too-tight Kandy street-kade t-shirt. I managed to delete that. It was mortifying. I also woke up once having projectile drooled on my iPad, much to my neighbor’s disgust. Also, in the photo right above, I was apparently sleeping on the girl next to me, and my asshole friends took pictures rather than moving me. Now that’s embarrassing.
I can’t change it though. Ever since I was a kid I’ve slept in moving vehicles. When I couldn’t sleep my parents would take me for a drive. Only problem is that drooling and being floppy just isn’t that cute anymore.