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May 22, 2008      Share

A recent article discussed why teenagers
are tired all the time. Reasons ranged
from their “internal clock,” excessive
napping, and too much caffeine to restless
leg syndrome or depression. Seriously? I
think we all know the truth here, right?

The Top 8 Real Reasons
a High Schooler Is Sleepy

8> Testing the “you’ll go blind” theory.

7> Cliff Notes website slowness the day before the big exam.

6> 3 words: Guitar Hero Marathon.

5> Due to new locks, can no longer sneak into the teachers’
lounge for a hit of espresso.

4> McJob is McDeadening.

3> The mimeograph smell is literally intoxicating.

2> Constantly fantasizing about sex is every bit as tiring.

and the Number 1 Real Reason a High Schooler Is Sleepy …
1> Thought Tylenol PM was for cramps.



Selected from 28 submissions from 9 contributors.
This week’s list authors are:

Kay Crain, Defiance, MO — 1 (12th #1)
Doug Frank, Crosby, TX — 2, Banner tag
Jay Shuck, Minneapolis, MN — 3, 4
Vic Vitek, Hopewell Junction, NY — 5, 7
Carly Simmons, Narragansett, RI — 6
Judith Cottrill, Bronx, NY — 8
Barb McMullen, Ann Arbor, MI — Class Clown