So I read the posting of a friend on the Internet’s Facebook the other day.
Don’t you like a good nap?
I’ve always been partial to a good siesta.
But not everyone agrees that a nap is a good thing.
Once upon a time I had a cot for napping at one of my radio jobs. It was a little folding thing that I kept in back next to the transmitter. When you get up at 4 a.m. to do a morning show and work ’til 3 p.m., a wee siesta can keep one sharp.
That’s not how a co-worker saw it.
“Naps are for the lazy,” he told me one day.
“I can see we’ll have to agree to disagree on this one,” I said.
“I’m just saying,” he said, “This country wasn’t founded by napping people. Besides, you miss so much if you’re sleeping during the day.”
“You also might shorten your time on Spaceship Earth if you keep running at full speed every day,” I said.
He left me alone and I got back to work.
Another time I was working construction. When lunch rolled around I would unroll an old blanket, have a bite to eat, set the alarm on my watch and have a brief siesta under a shade tree.
One day I was awakened by a co-worker.
“Hey, McGee,” he said, “Are you too good to have lunch with us?”
“Well no,” I said through sleepy eyes. “I’m just having a nap. You see, I was born sleepy and hungry.”
So I joined my fellow workers for lunch. Then I rolled out my blanket, set my alarm and napped while the guys sat around and talked.
So I say do not feel guilty about taking naps.
And if someone disagrees with you, well, it’s just their opinion.
And you know what “they” say about opinions.
Grant McGee is a long-time broadcaster and former truck driver who rides bicycles and likes to talk about his many adventures on the road of life. Contact him at: firstname.lastname@example.org.