What's the Point?

by Amy Munday

I fall asleep at work everyday but instead of firing me, the boss suggested I get counseling; "You're depressed," he told me. On our first visit, the counselor asked me questions about my life, then told me, "All your problems revert back to an unhealthy childhood and I want to help you move on, therefore, able to live a better life, that is the point of seeing me." She didn't understand when I explained I like my life, I'm happy, work is boring, so I sleep. The counselor disagreed vehemently demanding, "You need to find someone to look up to if you're bored, perhaps less video games, call a family member, you are troubled, sir, not happy." I stood up and smiled at the poor woman, which confused her, then I walked to the doorway, turning slightly before walking out to tell her, Happiness is the only true rebel, thank you for proving my point. I continue to sleep at work, only now I have special medical benefits.


Amy Munday, an American, lives in Verona, Italy. She has a professional writing degree from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (Class of '04).


kenny said...


The truest rebel of all.

Joe said...

This is hilarious and you are not alone. Well-done and well-said!

The Beauty Queen From Mars said...

Great 6! I used to sleep at work rather regularly, can't get away without it now, the phone ringing constantly disturbs my naps.

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Harry said...

I'm either for or against the proliferation of the slacker nation and as such I find it difficult to lend support or condemnation to this "Happiness is the only true rebel" revelation. But off the record, you may be on to something.